An intensive public debate is occurring in states with competitive electricity markets, including the PJM Interconnection which includes Pennsylvania, about the future of their existing nuclear generation plants. With the fall of natural gas prices since 2014, electricity prices have also decreased, and some nuclear...
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) will be hosting a research showcase, “Sustainability in Energy and Mineral Resources Engineering,” from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept.
April 19, 2018
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) celebrated exceptional students and faculty for their academic excellence, service and leadership during its annual Wilson Awards Banquet held Sunday, April 15.
April 10, 2018
Michael Murphy, chief engineer in Caperpillar Inc.’s Surface and Mining Technology division, will give the 2018 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering on Friday, April 13. Hill will give the lecture "Digital and Automation - The Step Change in Safety and Productivity for Mining” at 4:30 p.m.
March 27, 2018
Forty-one graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 33rd annual Graduate Exhibition, held March 23 and 25 on Penn State's University Park campus. A complete list of winners is available below.
March 14, 2018
Researchers from Penn State, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the University of Texas at Austin are partnering on a new $2.5-million project to illuminate what happens to carbon dioxide during underground sequestration.
February 28, 2018
Andrew Patterson, a geography major, never thought he would be able to study abroad.
“When I was a sophomore,” Patterson said, “I switched majors from environmental systems engineering to geography, and so I really didn’t think I would have the ability to study abroad and also graduate in four years.”
February 20, 2018
The Penn State Alumni Association will honor 10 prominent young alumni at the Alumni Achievement Awards on March 23.
February 19, 2018
The 2017–18 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have recently been awarded to 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.
January 26, 2018
For both Zuleima Karpyn and Luis Ayala, leaving their home country of Venezuela for a Penn State education seemed like a daunting task.