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Geosciences students earn second in international contest, bring home Selley Cup


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of five Penn State geosciences graduate students finished in second place in the international Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) competition, held June 17 and 18 in Calgary,... read more

State seismic network helps tell fracking quakes from natural ones


Tools of modern earthquake science were arranged at the bottom of a 4-foot-deep hole: a Rubbermaid Brute garbage can, a stubby pedestal of fresh concrete and an olive-green cylindrical sensor about... read more

Congratulations to the 2016 IBA Team


The PSU team took second place for the second year in a row at the international competition in Calgary! read more

Peter Wilf - Computer Vision Cracks the Leaf Code


Peter Wilf, professor of geosciences at Penn State, and an international team developed a machine learning algorithm that can identify leaf images into their biological families.  More read more

Double trouble: Volcanic eruption leads to strong earthquake eight months later


 In January 2002, Nyiragongo Volcano erupted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killing more than 100 people. Eight months later and 19 kilometers to the south, a magnitude-6.2 earthquake shook... read more