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Geosciences students win second place in international oil prospect competition


A team of five Penn State students won second place and $10,000 in the highly competitive, international Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) program, hosted by the American Association of Petroleum... read more

Geosciences student finds rare starfish fossil in Happy Valley


  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Anna Whitaker, a rising sophomore and an honors student in Geosciences, recently went searching for fossils and made an impressive discovery.  Fossils have been prolific at... read more

By any name: The Obelisk Campus landmark stands the test of time


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An old Pennsylvania State College postcard, date unknown, features the Armory and the "Stone Monolith," better known today as the Obelisk — and also sometimes referred to as... read more

Professor's Invention Improving Scientific Research


STATE COLLEGE - A Penn State Professor invented a wireless seismometer to track the ground movement from places that are sometimes hard to track. It's called the GeoPebble and it's about the diameter... read more

Susan Brantley, Penn State - Hydraulic Fracturing Concerns


 Is fracking harmful to our planet or is it worth the economic boon it brings? Susan Brantley, a professor of geosciences at Penn State University, is studying the water in areas where fracking... read more