Members of the U.S. delegation to the Arctic Council, representatives from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior, and Penn State experts will discuss the role and interests of the United States in shaping global strategies for the Arctic region from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Lewis Katz Building's Sutliff Auditorium on the University Park campus.
Earth and Mineral Sciences
Earth and Mineral Sciences
Food security in Cuba. Treeline distribution in northern Japan. HIV treatment in South Africa. Bicycle safety in Portland, Oregon. Forest conservation in Uganda. Transporting hazardous materials in North Carolina. This is not a random list, but a sampling of the topics that Department of Geography researchers and students presented at the 2015 Association of American Geographers annual meeting in Chicago, April 21–25.
To honor a best friend and give back to his alma mater, a Penn State alumnus has established a scholarship for students in the colleges of Engineering and Agricultural Sciences.
Seven student teams were tasked with designing and building a machine that could zip a zipper in 20 steps or more on Feb. 15, 2014, at the Nittany Lion Inn. The Engineering Leadership Society won first place and the People's Choice Award.
Designing land-based projects that are sustainable can be challenging with the numerous issues involved, including rising land costs, conservation factors and energy concerns. To prepare professionals to help lead complex sustainable design and planning projects, Penn State is launching a Graduate Certificate in Geodesign, delivered entirely online.
Earthquakes that last minutes rather than seconds are a relatively recent discovery, according to an international team of seismologists including Penn State geoscientists. Researchers have been aware of these slow earthquakes only for the past five to 10 years because of new tools and new observations, but these tools may explain the triggering of some normal earthquakes and could help in earthquake prediction.
A celebration to mark the creation of the Battery and Energy Storage Technology (BEST) Center will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on March 21 in 125 Reber Building. The BEST Day celebration, which is free and open to the public, will highlight research activities and will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Battery Manufacturing Laboratory (BML), a battery manufacturing demonstration, a poster session, graduate student presentations and laboratory tours.
Anne Thompson, professor of meteorology in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at Northwest University Potchoftstroom in South Africa during the 2010-11 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board.
Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter will present senior Tyler McCandless with a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) during a public presentation and ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 in 22 Deike Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The award ceremony will coincide with a presentation by Carpenter during which he will share his experiences as an original Mercury 7 astronaut and what it was like to be the second American to orbit the Earth.