About EME

Hosler Building, Home of The John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and MIneral Engineering

It's an exciting time to be a part of Penn State's John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Not since the 1970s have graduates with energy-related degrees found themselves in such high demand across the globe.

From mineral recovery to its use, EME plays a major role in the "power of life." Through education, research, and service our mission is to help supply society with an affordable supply of energy and minerals; work to ensure human health and safety; and protect and maintain the quality of the environment.

Our interdisciplinary department produces energy and business professionals (EBF), energy engineers (ENENG), environmental systems engineers (ENVSE), mining engineers (MNG E), and petroleum and natural gas engineers (PNG E). We offer a wide range of degree programs, all of which address the effective production, conversion, use and management of energy and mineral resources.


We solve the world’s energy problems through high-quality, innovative teaching, research, and service.


The EME department strives to:

  • Inspire and motivate students to develop a lifelong attachment to the disciplines in EME
  • Promote learning and discovery in energy and minerals engineering
  • Create a caring community that inspires faculty, staff, students and alumni