The Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will be raising money to support the Millennium Scholars program on Giving Tuesday, slated to begin at 6:55 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, and lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The college aims to raise $10,000, which will help fund one Millennium Scholar in the 2017-18 academic year.
Engineering and architecture students were tasked with designing a monument that would meet a $300,000 budget, be engaging and iconic, serve as a landmark that increases tourism to the University Park campus and increase public appreciation of the scientific principles driving weather.
To keep fans safe at Beaver Stadium and at events across campus, student emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have focused on incorporating technology — online medical charts, apps and an ambulance-and-staff scheduling system — into their collection of stethoscopes, defibrillators, and other gear to boost the efficiency and quality of emergency medical services on campus.
John W. Oswald Award winner for Scholarship Matt Flournoy graduates with honors in meteorology this weekend. The co-founder of the PSU Storm Chase Team is headed to graduate school to continue his studies and focus on severe weather research.
Junior nursing students in Maureen Jones' NURS 306 class took part in a mock disaster drill April 21 to gain a firsthand look at an emergency scenario.
Spending spring break in the Bahamas may seem the perfect way to relax—but if you’re an aspiring scientist, it’s the ideal chance to collect data and study unsolved ocean mysteries.
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.
Hans Verlinde, professor and associate head of the meteorology graduate program, and Arthur Small, CEO of Venti Risk Management, will present "Using Statistical Decision Theory and Dynamic Programming to Improve Scientific Data Collection" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in 102 Leonhard Building on the University Park campus of Penn state. The talk, free and open to the public, is part of the ongoing Industrial Engineering Colloquium Series.
Engineering our way out of global climate warming may not be as easy as simply reducing the incoming solar energy, according to a team of University of Bristol and Penn State climate scientists. Designing the approach to control both sea level rise and rates of surface air temperature changes requires a balancing act to accommodate the diverging needs of different locations. "Basic physics and past observations suggest that reducing the net influx of solar energy will cool the Earth," said Peter J. Irvine, graduate student, University of Bristol, UK, and participant in the Worldwide Universities Network Research Mobility Programme to Penn State. "However, surface air temperatures would respond much more quickly and sea levels will respond much more slowly."
Alisha Fernandez, a doctoral candidate in energy and mineral engineering and National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate fellow, was awarded the Dennis J O'Brien United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Best Student Paper Award for her paper "Evaluating ecosystem and wind-following services for hydroelectric dams in PJM." The paper also was accepted for publication in of the Journal for Regulatory Economics in 2012.
For students, postdocs and other researchers in Penn State's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the message is clear: you can dance if you want to, but safety is mandatory. A video focused on lab safety and set to the 1980s pop tune "Safety Dance" took hold as a centerpiece of the department's Safety Week programming this year. Since it began in 2009, Safety Week has become one of the University's most successful laboratory safety training efforts.
Three Penn State-led projects have received more than $1.6 million in combined research and development grants from the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Programs.