College of Earth and Mineral Sciences news


College of Earth and Mineral Sciences edition

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences edition

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Huge dark cloud with a dark funnel coming down and touching the earth

Penn State to partner with U. of Oklahoma on severe weather research institute

Penn State will be one of the partners in the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s new Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations hosted by the University of Oklahoma. The award comes with up to $208 million over five years, with the potential for renewal for another five years based on successful performance.  Full story

Saumya Vaishnava

University award fuels graduate student's love for teaching

Saumya Vaishnava, a doctoral student in the Department of Geography, has received a 2021 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, which is sponsored jointly by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education.   Full story

Shreya Manoj

Energy 'crisis' provides engineering students leadership experience

Student teams were assigned to address the ever-increasing problems of a simulated crisis as part of the Energy Crisis Leadership Challenge, designed as the capstone project for an energy business and finance course in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering focused on crisis management.   Full story

USAC recognizes outstanding staff with awards and celebration

USAC recognizes outstanding staff with awards and celebration

Each year, the University Staff Advisory Council (USAC) celebrates three outstanding staff for their accomplishments and contributions to the University. This year, Katina Posney, Sonia Delaquito and Brosi Bradley have been selected as the winners of the Staff Leadership Award, Staff Excellence Award and Staff Leadership Award.  Full story

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Interdisciplinary projects awarded seed grants from IEE

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) has awarded seed grants to 22 groups of interdisciplinary researchers for the 2020-21 award cycle. This year, seed grants were awarded to proposals focusing on at least one of IEE’s five strategic research themes — Climate and Ecosystem Change, Health and the Environment, Integrated Energy Systems, Urban Systems, and Water and Biogeochemical Cycles.  Full story