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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. 


Penn State researcher sees potential for ancient life on Martian surface
07/15/2019

Photos taken by the Mars Curiosity rover may show a desolate rocky landscape to some, but to Penn State researcher Christopher House, the photos show potential for ancient life.


Penn State researcher sees potential for ancient life on Martian surface
07/15/2019

Photos taken by the Mars Curiosity rover may show a desolate rocky landscape to some, but to Penn State researcher Christopher House, the photos show potential for ancient life.


Key early steps for origin of life occur under a variety of conditions
07/08/2019

Potential precursors to life on Earth form from a variety of complex mixtures, according to a team of scientists who say this could point to the development of building blocks crucial to forming genetic molecules for the origins of life on Earth.


Barry Voight elected to National Academy of Engineering
10/20/2017

Barry Voight, professor emeritus of geology and geological engineering, Penn State, is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering.