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Penn State placed first in all three divisions of the 2010 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Rocky Mountain/Mid-Continent/Eastern Region Student Paper/Presentation competition on Saturday, March 20 at University Park, PA.

On March 3, 2010, Raja V. Ramani, professor emeritus of mining and geo-environmental engineering, was presented with an honorary membership award from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME).

Penn State alumni Steven and Brenda Schlotterbeck of Gibsonia, PA have established a new Trustee Scholarship to honor the memory of Cory A. Wincek, a Penn State petroleum and natural gas engineering student who unexpectedly passed away on November 15, 2009, just one month shy of completing his bachelor degree studies.

The Volvo Group has chosen Penn State as its first academic preferred partnership in North America to explore and resolve some of the serious issues in commercial transportation markets around the world.

Follow the adventures of Thomas Rauch, B.S. student in energy engineering and energy business and finance, on the Good Traveler Blog as he spends the spring 2010 semester in China.

Chunshan Song has been named Distinguished Professor of Fuel Science by Penn State's Office of the President.

The Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering is pleased to announce that Mr. Fredrick D. Palmer, senior vice president of government relations for Peabody Energy, will be the 2010 lecturer at the 19th annual G. Albert Shoemaker Lecture Series in Mineral Engineering.

Robert Burns, B.S. student in mining engineering, has been selected as a recipient of two scholarships offered by different divisions of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). In October 2009, Robert received the 2009 SME Pittsburgh Section Student Grant Award from the SME Pittsburgh Section.

Penn State Mining Engineering students Robert Burns, Drew Mason, and Mark Rotz were awarded scholarships from The Gimme Foundation, Inc. during the spring 2009 semester. The scholarships were presented to Robert, Drew, and Mark at the Penn State University Park main campus on December 9, 2009 by James J.