September 2016

Osseo-Asare inducted into Brazilian Academy of Sciences

Kwadwo Osseo-Asare, distinguished professor of materials science and engineering and of energy and geo-environmental engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), was recently inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Sciences during a ceremony held in Rio de Janeiro. He was cited for “pioneering contributions and developing fundamental understanding of the aqueous processing and application of materials.”

Mathews named a 2016 Fellow of the American Chemical Society

Jonathan Mathews, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering, was named a 2016 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS Fellows Program recognizes members for their outstanding contributions to science and the profession, and service to the ACS community. He was honored during the ACS National Meeting and Exposition, held Aug. 21-25 in Philadelphia.

“I’m incredibly honored,” said Mathews. “To be one of only 57 inductees in a society of nearly 157,000 members speaks to the work that my colleagues and I have performed for our fields and the society.”

Summer internships and study abroad in China provide rich student experiences

Getting a summer internship is a great way to gain real-world work experience. Securing an internship with the largest petroleum company in China would be even better. And that is what Penn State students got the chance to do this summer through Penn State’s Energy Business and Finance (EBF) program.

Through internships with Dalian Petrochemical, a subsidiary of PetroChina -  China’s biggest oil and gas producer - Penn State students had the opportunity to learn first-hand about the petrochemical industry.