Seventeen Penn State graduate students including two from Geoscience have received 2022 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant awards and been named graduate fellows.
Christopher House will serve as director of the Consortium for Planetary and Exoplanetary Sciences and Technology, effective July 1. House succeeds James Kasting, the consortium’s inaugural director, who is retiring after nearly 35 years at Penn State.
Jesse Reimink will use the Faculty Early Career Development Program from the National Science Foundation to shed light on how the Earth’s continents took shape between 2.5 and 4 billion years ago
During spring break, undergraduate and graduate students taking a course on marine biogeochemistry visited the Florida Keys for field exercises.
A team led by Penn State scientists combined a machine learning approach and traditional botanical language to find and describe new features for fossil identification.
Lee Kump, John Leone Dean in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.
Brantley, the Dr. Hubert Barnes and Dr. Mary Barnes Professor in Geosciences, was recently one of two professors named an Evan Pugh University Professor.
The first study of leaf fossils conducted on the island of Borneo has revealed that the current dominant tree group, the dipterocarps, has dominated the rainforests for at least four million years.
Tiny beetles that feed on fruit from the palm family may have developed their taste for coconuts long ago, according to a Penn State-led team of scientists studying suspected insect damage in a 60-million-year-old fossil.
Graduate programs in Penn State's Department of Geosciences were recently recognized among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings.