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Ehsan Alavi Gharahbagh, Ph.D. candidate in mining and mineral process engineering, was awarded second place in the 2010 North American Tunneling (NAT) Conference student paper competition.

A paper co-authored by William Groves, associate professor of industrial health and safety, is one of nine articles to be nominated by researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for the 2010 Charles C. Shepard Science Award.

Energy entrepreneur Dr. David A. T. Donohue and his wife, Pamela, recently committed $100,000 to establish the “David and Pamela Donohue Trustee Scholarship” in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State.

Several EME students will be receiving additional accolades during the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14, 2010.

Raul Benavides ('87, EME) will be the alumni guest speaker at tomorrow's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences spring commencement ceremony. Benavides has been vice president of Business Development for Compañía de Minas Buenaventura in Lima, Peru, the largest gold mining company in South America, since 1992.

John and Willie Leone have committed a leadership gift of $5 million to endow the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The University will name the department in recognition of the couple's generosity.

The Mining Engineering Mucking Team placed 9th overall in the 32nd Annual International Collegiate Mining (Mucking) Competition in Kalgoorlie, Australia on April 15-16, 2010. They also took third place in the gold panning event.

Congratulations to the faculty from the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering who received awards at the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Wilson Awards Banquet on April 11, 2010.

Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science and director of the EMS Energy Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been named the winner of the 2010 Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry for his outstanding contributions to fuel science.

André Boehman, professor of fuel science and materials science and engineering, has been chosen to receive the 2009 SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines in recognition of a paper he co-authored, "An Experimental Investigation of the Origin of Increased NOx Emissions when Fueling a Heavy-Duty...

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