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On Oct. 4, 1890, Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a mining engineering degree program.

A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction developed by a Penn State-led research team not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the process.

When Abby Watson first enrolled in Penn State’s Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESP) program, she didn’t realize she would advance her career before completing her degree.

In search of ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, engineers are investigating the feasibility of sequestering carbon dioxide in saltwater aquifers deep underground.

“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).

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