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Barbara Arnold, professor of practice in mining engineering at Penn State, has been awarded honorary membership in American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). AIME honorary membership is one of the highest honors that the institute can bestow on an individual.
Honorary membership is awarded in appreciation of outstanding service to the institute or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in the fields embracing the activities of AIME and its member societies.
Arnold was recognized for “her dedication and perseverance in developing a strong and more vibrant Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Foundation continuing through exemplary service as SME president.” She will be recognized virtually at the 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo scheduled March 1–5.
Through a series of emails delivered during several hours to four teams, a natural gas explosion scenario played out for students competing in Penn State’s first Energy Crisis Leadership Challenge, held remotely via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The challenge bookended a course held spring semester in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) in which undergraduate seniors spent the semester learning about crisis management in the energy sector from leading energy firms such as BP, Exxon and Enron.
Come join us at the Virtual Awards Banquet to see who this year's winners might be. We are happy to present our annual awards, but we are proud of each and every one of you working through this challenging time! Join us in a “HIP, HIP, HOORAY” for the entire EME Family!
Researchers at Penn State are looking at innovative ways to improve energy storage in an effort to better utilize renewable energy technologies.
“One of the primary obstacles stopping us from relying heavily on renewable energy systems is that we can't regulate when they provide us power,” said Derek Hall, assistant professor of energy engineering at Penn State. “Ideally, we want to find some sort of energy storage technology that can complement renewables to help us transition to a more sustainable energy infrastructure.”
Penn State researchers in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering received a $400,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to research coal dust in underground mines and its effect on lung disease in miners.
Andrew Kleit, professor of energy and environmental economics at Penn State recently received a United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Senior Fellow Award at the USAEE annual conference in Denver, held in November.
Hamid Emami-Meybodi and Michael Cronin were recently awarded the 2019 Cedric K. Ferguson Medal, and Russell Johns was awarded the 2019 Cedric K. Ferguson Certificate from the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for the best paper published in 2018 in a SPE journal. They were presented with the international awards at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Calgary, Canada.
Penn State doctoral student Fengyuan Zhang was awarded the Nico van Wingen Memorial Graduate Fellowship in petroleum engineering at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ (SPE) annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Calgary, Canada.
Improving ventilation in underground mines with large openings is the focus of a new project funded by the Center for Disease Control’s Office of Mine Safety and Health Research.
Penn State researchers received a five-year, $1.25 million grant to study ventilation systems used in these mines, which account for about 60% of metal and nonmetal mines in the United States.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) 2019 Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Showcase will feature an early career panel with recent alumni. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in 201 Westgate Building (Cybertorium) on Penn State's University Park campus. There also will be a reception before the event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and a networking session after the event. The event is free and open to the public.