February 11, 2016
When carbon dioxide is stored underground in a process known as geological sequestration, it can find multiple escape pathways due to chemical reactions between carbon dioxide, water, rocks and cement from abandoned wells, according to Penn State researchers.
February 3, 2016
Penn State researcher Chunshan Song has a plan to address one of the most important issues facing the world today — reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb the negative impacts of climate change.
February 2, 2016
The U.S. could soon decrease its dependence on importing valuable rare-earth elements that are widely used in many industries, according to a team of Penn State and U.S. Department of Energy researchers who found a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to extract these metals from coal byproducts.
January 29, 2016
The teeth and jaw fossil fragments from a potential new human ancestor species that roamed regions of Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago are just a few of the more noteworthy objects Tim Ryan has scanned at Penn State's Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI).
January 25, 2016
Leah Laughlin has always been fascinated by the culture and way of life of Denmark. This year, she had the opportunity to not only visit the Scandinavian country but also learn about its energy sector through a College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) interdisciplinary research course.
January 21, 2016
From the day she first became a Penn State student, Janki Patel knew she wanted to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.
January 8, 2016
Ryan McCann and Luke Schramm had the chance to experience something that no other undergraduate Penn State student has experienced — studying for a semester at the prestigious Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey.
December 16, 2015
On Oct. 4, 1890, Penn State’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a mining engineering degree program.
December 16, 2015
A proposed recovery technique for oil extraction developed by a Penn State-led research team not only outperforms existing drilling and recovery techniques, but also has the potential to sequester more carbon dioxide in the process.
December 8, 2015
When Abby Watson first enrolled in Penn State’s Energy and Sustainability Policy (ESP) program, she didn’t realize she would advance her career before completing her degree.