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EMS Millennium Scholar: Program shows Penn State's true diversity commitment

Penn State sophomore Angelina "Angie" Santamaria, who plans on double majoring in Earth sciences and policy and women's studies, said the Millennium Scholars program put her on a path toward success that she once thought was unattainable.

Millennium Scholars pull from program, each other to grow in STEM

For the first time, the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has Millennium Scholars in all class levels -- from graduating seniors to first-year students. 

Patzkowsky elected fellow of the Geological Society of America

Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time

Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those variations align with movements in Earth's orbit that impacted climate in the deep past, Penn State scientists found.

Chevron grant funds research on mineral behavior in rock faults

A team of Penn State researchers will soon have a better understanding of the deformation properties and poromechanical behavior of rock samples containing anhydrite, thanks to a $450,000 Chevron grant. 

Penn State geoscientist contributes expertise to new Smithsonian exhibit

When Erin DiMaggio was an undergraduate student, she had a summer internship with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Little did the 19-year-old know then that one day she would help develop a permanent exhibit for the museum.

Seed grant funding available for energy, environmental research projects

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) announced the availability of seed grant funds intended to foster basic and applied interdisciplinary energy and environmental research.

Distant Suns, Distant Worlds

The habitable zone is a region within a solar system--a distance not too close and not too far from a sun--where a planet would have the conditions necessary to have liquid water on its surface, an important requirement for the existence of carbon-based life as we know it.

Lattman Lecture to focus on ways improve our social and political discourse

Alex McKiernan will give the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' 2019 Lattman Visiting Scholar of Science and Society Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in 22 Deike Building.

Penn State students, citizen scientists take snapshot of Shaver’s Creek

Carrying a water bottle and a pH meter, Kelly Asselin climbed over a guardrail and headed downslope through burr bushes and high brush to the stream running under the roadway. With these simple tools, the Penn State student is helping scientists develop a clearer picture of water quality in the local watershed.