Researchers in EME are affiliated with thematically-focused interdisciplinary research institutes in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and many university-wide institutes.
Institutes within EMS
- Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) — one of the nation’s leading institutes in earth and environmental sciences research. EESI's diverse and world-renowned faculty members are engaged in interdisciplinary, innovative, and collaborative research on some of the most compelling problems and issues of our time
- EMS Energy Institute — EI brings together research in energy science, engineering, and economics focused on technology development and resource utilization and management.
- Alliance for Education, Science, Engineering and Development in Africa (AESEDA) — serves as a coordinating body that promotes Penn State engagement in Africa through programs that integrate research with education, while improving the human condition and enhancing economic vitality for African populations
- Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences — strengthens research in the life sciences, preparing students for successful careers, and encouraging new perspectives across disciplinary boundaries
- Institute for the Arts and Humanities — brings together innovative work in the arts and humanities, and the artists and humanists involved with these projects, to engage in discussion and debate about what it means to be human
- Institute for CyberScience — supports and promotes interdisciplinary research, providing the resources, funding, training, and support that researchers need to solve the world’s problems with big data and high-performance computing methods
- Institute for Natural Gas Research (INGaR) — brings together one of the largest contingents of natural gas experts in the United States to conduct research into the broad area of natural gas, ranging from exploration to production to utilization
- Institutes of Energy and the Environment — fosters and facilitates interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration to positively impact important energy and environmental challenges
- Materials Research Institute — seeks to apply a breadth of collective expertise to engage in research without boundaries, and thereby create a new generation of highly qualified graduates who can both communicate and innovate in a converging technological world
- Social Science Research Institute — seeks to foster research that addresses critical human and social problems at the local, national, and international levels by bringing together researchers from different disciplines
- Sustainability Institute — integrates sustainability into the University’s research, teaching, outreach, and operations that prepares students, faculty, and staff to be sustainability leaders in their professional, personal, and civic lives