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Geosciences professor seeks to help communities better respond to climate risks
08/21/2019

Worldwide climate change is intensifying natural disasters and leading to record-high costs in damages, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Penn State Professor of Geosciences Klaus Keller's research group seeks to bring together scientific research and communities to develop effective and affordable solutions.


Geosciences doctoral student awarded 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
08/21/2019

Andrew Shaughnessy, a doctoral student studying geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), was awarded a 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. 


Penn State Postdoc society announces 2019 award recipients
08/12/2019

The Penn State Postdoc Society has announced Molly Hanlon as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Award, and Klaus Keller as the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award.


Study Away Pittsburgh program brings sustainability learning closer to home
08/01/2019

Penn State's Study Away Pittsburgh is designed to give students an immersive, semester-long opportunity to study urban sustainability while living in Pittsburgh.


Undergraduates map subsurface at Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
08/01/2019

The processes that happen in the first few feet of soil can have large impacts on agriculture and water resources. To better understand these processes, a team of graduating Penn State geoscience majors mapped the subsurface at a research site in Rothrock State Forest.


Researchers seismically image Shale Hills water catchment
08/01/2019

Penn State researchers take part in one of the largest studies ever conducted using more than 2,000 geophones. The group is seismically imaging the Shale Hills water catchment near the Penn State University Park campus.


Travel course offers first-hand look at natural hazards facing Thailand
07/31/2019

From its gorgeous beaches to energetic cities, Thailand is known for its iconic tourist attractions. But Penn State students who recently toured the Southeast Asian nation as part of a Maymester study course had a different experience


Faculty mentors sought for the Penn State EnvironMentors program
07/31/2019

EnvironMentors at Penn State, a local chapter of a national program focused on engaging and preparing underrepresented high school students for careers in STEM fields, is looking for faculty mentors as it expands into its second year.


Careful analysis of volcano's plumbing system may give tips on pending eruptions
07/25/2019

A volcano will not send out an official invitation when it's ready to erupt, but a team of researchers suggest that scientists who listen and watch carefully may be able to pick up signs that an eruption is about to happen.


Clues on how soils may respond to climate change found
07/24/2019

Rock core samples from a period of warming millions of years ago indicate soils contributed to a rapid rise in atmospheric greenhouse gas and suggest modern climate models may overestimate Earth's ability to mitigate future warming, according to an international team of scientists.