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Tenure-Track Faculty - Geochemistry Position Available


Tenure-Track Faculty - Geochemistry The Department of Geosciences at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geochemistry. Although the primary... read more

Congratulations to the 2015 GSA Research Grant Participants!


 The 2015 GSA Committee on Research Grants awarded US$723,570 to 391 graduate students (nearly 50% of the 784 who applied), with an average grant of US$1,851. The committee also selected 10 alternate... read more

Cave-Dwelling "Slime Curtains" Cycle Nitrogen and Iron


In a cave accessible only by daredevil divers, extraordinary microbial colonies metabolize nitrogen and iron nutrients and possibly remove pollutants from water. More   read more

Researchers hunting for Pennsylvania's orphaned and abandoned wells


 Like any good hunter, Nooreen Meghani knows how to read the signs that her prey is close. But deep in the Allegheny National Forest, she’s not following animal tracks — or any sign of life for that... read more

Alley family establishes graduate scholarship in climate science


Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences Richard Alley and his family recently donated $100,000 to Penn State to create a new graduate scholarship. The Alley Family Graduate Scholarship in the Department... read more