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Mathematical geosciences conference focuses on food, energy, water nexus

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). 

Dean Shakes Hands Faculty and students honored at college's annual awards banquet

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.

Mark Klima giving a tour Penn State launches Center for Critical Minerals

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."

Old main at night Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients

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.

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Developing an engineering design simulator for risk-related decision making

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.

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Song receives George A. Olah Award from the American Chemical Society

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.

SPE President to speak on campus President of Society of Petroleum Engineers to discuss energy sustainability

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.  

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Mining engineering students learn valuable skills through mine rescue contest

On March 30, Penn State hosted the SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue contest. Teams from Penn State, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, West Virginia University, and the University of Kentucky competed throughout the morning in mock mine-hazard scenarios.

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Positive Energy cleans-up local riparian buffer with ClearWater Conservancy

Members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group recently partnered with ClearWater Conservancy, a local conservation group, to clean up a riparian buffer at a farm located in Hublersburg, Pennsylvania.

G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture to focus on the future of energy

Charles Zebula, president of energy supply for American Electric Power (AEP) will give the 2019 G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture in Mineral Engineering at Penn State. His talk, “Resources that will power our future,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.