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J. Thomas Hill, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Vulcan Materials Company, will give the 2016 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. Hill will give the lecture "Aggregate Mining — You Can't Live Without Us" at 4:30 p.m.

Luis Ayala, professor of petroleum and natural gas engineering, has been named the inaugural William A. Fustos Family Professor in Energy and Mineral Engineering. The endowed professorship was established with a $1 million gift from William and Lindsey Fustos, both Penn State graduates.
 

Eight Penn State alumni have been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, the University's highest award for an individual. <Read full article on Penn State News>

When carbon dioxide is stored underground in a process known as geological sequestration, it can find multiple escape pathways due to chemical reactions between carbon dioxide, water, rocks and cement from abandoned wells, according to Penn State researchers.
 

Penn State researcher Chunshan Song has a plan to address one of the most important issues facing the world today — reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb the negative impacts of climate change.

The U.S. could soon decrease its dependence on importing valuable rare-earth elements that are widely used in many industries, according to a team of Penn State and U.S. Department of Energy researchers who found a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extract these metals from coal byproducts.

The teeth and jaw fossil fragments from a potential new human ancestor species that roamed regions of Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago are just a few of the more noteworthy objects Tim Ryan has scanned at Penn State's Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI).

Leah Laughlin has always been fascinated by the culture and way of life of Denmark. This year, she had the opportunity to not only visit the Scandinavian country but also learn about its energy sector through a College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) interdisciplinary research course.

From the day she first became a Penn State student, Janki Patel knew she wanted to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.

Ryan McCann and Luke Schramm had the chance to experience something that no other undergraduate Penn State student has experienced — studying for a semester at the prestigious Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.

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