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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While the economic cost of natural disasters has not increased much on average, averages can be deceptive.
The NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium (PSGC) is currently accepting applications to its undergraduate research internship programs.