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Whether you’re reading this on your cellphone, tablet or desktop computer, Sam Baker wants you to know one thing: It’s made almost entirely from materials mined from the ground.

It’s as if everything Amanda Berta touches turns to gold.

Admittedly, Adam Phoebe didn’t quite know what path to take in the spring semester of 2011.

Then he checked his inbox.

Picturesque Iceland, the least populated nation in Europe, is home to glaciers, volcanoes and a unique ability to harness the renewable energy that lies beneath the Earth’s surface.

It’s also a place for Penn State students to see classroom lessons and their career ambitions brought to life.

Vivek “VT” Thomas, a senior petroleum and natural gas engineering student in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), expected to learn a variety of skills from his experience as an intern during summer 2016.

More than a dozen members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up areas of Cross Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the natural gas company Range Resources.

The venture capital business, said Penn State alum and State College native Peter Rigby, is a “terrible learning environment.” That’s why he was on the University Park campus recently, aiming to give students an advantage in the high-risk field.

Take a look in your basement, spare room or closet and you might see an old sofa, refrigerator or television. But a trio of Penn State graduates sees opportunity.

No one can predict exactly when a coal mine will collapse, but a $1.1 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health aims to change that, according to a Penn State mineral engineer.

Penn State had many reasons to be happy at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: the SPE student chapter was awarded Outstanding Student Chapter, Professor Russell Johns was lauded for his research and the Petrobowl team took third place,...

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