May 2015

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences names spring 2015 student marshals

Gregory Milbourne has been named the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences student marshal and Katherine Ann Maisel has been named the college’s engineering honor marshal. They will be recognized during the college’s spring 2015 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 8 p.m. May 8 in the Pegula Ice Arena. <Read the full article on Penn State News>

Energy economics professor named Hai-Tian Scholar

Andrew Kleit, Penn State professor of energy and environmental economics in the College of Earth and Minerals Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME), has been appointed a “Hai-Tian” (Sea-Sky) Scholar by the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in recognition of his contributions in the areas of energy and environmental economics.

Part of Kleit's research focus has been on the economic challenges brought about by unconventional drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus region.