October 2015

EMS students spend service day at local tourist mine

This fall, 11 students in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences spent a day volunteering at Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine in Patton, Pennsylvania.
An active coal mine during the 40s and 50s, Seldom Seen now serves educational purposes and is preserved as a nonprofit attraction where the public can learn about the history of coal mining. <Read the full article on Penn State News>

Emeritus professor and former dean inducted into National Mining Hall of Fame

Frank Aplan, distinguished professor emeritus of metallurgy and mineral processing, and Edward Steidle, dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) from 1928 to 1953, were inducted into the National Mining Hall of Fame on Oct. 23, during a ceremony held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They were among five new members inducted this year, bringing the total number of inductees to 232. Aplan and Steidle join four other Penn State mining engineering faculty in the Hall of Fame: George Deike Sr., Howard Hartman, David Mitchell and John T. Ryan Sr.

Internship leads to career at Bechtel for EMS, liberal arts alumnus

After completing a summer internship following his junior year, a student from Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and the College of the Liberal Arts received a full-time job offer that has since translated into a career at Bechtel. Bechtel is an engineering, construction and project management company that operates all over the world, managing the installation of large-scale projects such as solar sites and airports.