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“The Big Solar Energy Transition: Future for Our Communities,” a discussion held by Penn State University’s Dr. Jeffrey Brownson, addressed solar energy and its potential impact on future energy production Thursday.

A group of Penn State engineering students got a chance Saturday to put on hard hats, climb into a bucket attached to a winch and take a ride more than 500 feet underground in Tremont Township.

This fall, 11 students in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences spent a day volunteering at Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine in Patton, Pennsylvania.

Frank Aplan, distinguished professor emeritus of metallurgy and mineral processing, and Edward Steidle, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) from 1928 to 1953, were inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame on Oct.

After completing a summer internship following his junior year, a student from Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the College of the Liberal Arts received a full-time job offer that has since translated into a career at Bechtel.

Eighteen engineering bachelor's degree programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Li Li, associate professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, is among 89 of the nation’s brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 21st annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.

Think solar power, and your thoughts may turn to sunny California or Florida. But the impact of solar may be even greater in the mid-Atlantic region, where the power grid is dense and demand for electricity high -- and there’s still plenty of sun, said Penn State professor Jeffrey Brownson.

Sanjay Srinivasan has been named the inaugural John and Willie Leone Family Chair in Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State. Srinivasan joined the faculty in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering on July 1, 2015.

Gregory Milbourne has been named the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal and Katherine Ann Maisel has been named the college’s engineering honor marshal. They will be recognized during the college’s spring 2015 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 8 p.m. May 8 in the Pegula Ice Arena.