College of Earth and Mineral Sciences news

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences edition
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

FEATURED ITEM:
-- Story: 125th Anniversary Fellows named by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

STORIES:
-- Geoscientist to investigate Earth's deep water cycle with $640K NSF CAREER grant
-- Past fires may hold key to reducing severity of future wildfires in western US
-- EESI EarthTalks to discuss climate-human-fire interactions and feedbacks
-- Seminar series featuring women in energy research to launch on Sept. 16
-- Career in teaching, business development earns EMS grad alumni award
-- Penn State partners with two universities for diversity in materials research
-- World Campus student leader says organizations create lifelong connections

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FEATURED ITEM:

Story: 125th Anniversary Fellows named by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Founded in 1896 as the School of Mines, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The college has selected a group of alumni whose contributions to the fields of science and engineering have set them apart from their peers and named them 125th Anniversary Fellows.

Read the full story: https://news.psu.edu/link/46Y3RM_r

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Geoscientist to investigate Earth's deep water cycle with $640K NSF CAREER grant
Andrew Smye, assistant professor of geosciences at Penn State, will use a $640,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program grant from the National Science Foundation to shed light on a geological mystery while advancing educational opportunities for underrepresented students.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TS6ZgFfh
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Past fires may hold key to reducing severity of future wildfires in western US
Previous fires may hold the key to predicting and reducing the severity of future wildfires in the western United States, according to researchers from Penn State and the U.S. Forest Service.

https://news.psu.edu/link/TFVp1Mm9
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EESI EarthTalks to discuss climate-human-fire interactions and feedbacks
David McWethy, assistant research professor at Montana State University, will discuss climate-human-fire interactions and feedbacks in temperate ecosystems during a talk at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 20. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place via Zoom.

https://news.psu.edu/link/dnYBn1Hh
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Seminar series featuring women in energy research to launch on Sept. 16
The first two seminars in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering's Celebrating Women in Energy and Water Research lecture series are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16, featuring Joan B. Rose, Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University.

https://news.psu.edu/link/mxrH4mgz
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Career in teaching, business development earns EMS grad alumni award
David Donohue, who earned a doctorate from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and later returned to Penn State as a professor, is among eight alumni selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award.

https://news.psu.edu/link/KVfZTKR1
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Penn State partners with two universities for diversity in materials research
The National Science Foundation has named Penn State the lead partner to both Florida International University and North Carolina Central University as part of a program that helps minority-serving institutions to increase diversity and inclusion in materials research through collaborative research projects, institutional capacity building and student-focused educational activities.

https://news.psu.edu/link/xBM71TSv
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World Campus student leader says organizations create lifelong connections
Mona Hill, the new president of the World Campus Student Government Association and the Penn State World Campus Sustainability Club, says she has made lifelong connections through her extracurricular activities.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HBR5577c

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