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.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering will host its annual research showcase, “Rising to the Challenge,” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Graduate State College Regency Ballroom in State College.
More than 175 researchers, students and industry professionals from companies and universities around the world gathered at Penn State’s University Park campus Aug. 10-15 for the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG).
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences celebrated exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Banquet held at the end of the spring semester. The awards banquet is the college's annual celebration of faculty and student accomplishments and is named in honor of Matthew and Anne Wilson, major benefactors of the college, and recognized nearly 60 students and fellow faculty with awards.
Edward Steidle, former dean of Penn State's College of Mineral Industries, the predecessor of the present College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, wrote these visionary words in 1952: "American industry will be faced not only with a lack of raw materials at home, but also with the difficulty of obtaining supplies abroad."
The 2018-19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.
Jeremy Gernand, Penn State assistant professor of environmental health and safety engineering in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, recently received a Gladys Snyder Education Grant from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to develop a computer-based simulator to give undergraduate engineering students experience with the risk-related implications of system design decisions.
Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering and director of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Energy Institute at Penn State, received the 2019 George A. Olah Award in Hydrocarbon or Petroleum Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. He was presented with the award at ACS National Meeting, held March 31 through April 4 in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Sami Alnuaim, manager of petroleum engineering application services at Saudi Aramco and the current president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), will give a lecture, “Energy Sustainability: The Pride of the Oil & Gas Industry,” at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 29, in 114 Steidle Building.