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$490K grant funds unique Greenland glacier study


David KubarekSeptember 10, 2018   UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A more comprehensive way to understand the fracturing of Greenland's Helheim Glacier may now be possible thanks to a $489,000 grant... read more

Study: Earth's ecosystems face 'major transformation' from climate change


Matt Carroll September 5, 2018     UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Warming that took place over thousands of years following Earth’s last ice age dramatically changed vegetation on... read more

The Geomicrobiologist Searching for the Origins of Life


 Penn State professor and geomicrobiologist-slash-astrobiologist Jenn Macalady is answering how we and other organisms could survive on other planets, by looking deep into Earth’s history. https://... read more

New geosciences head hopes to foster new ideas, continue department's success


 Liam Jackson May 17, 2018     UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — If Demian Saffer can make one thing happen in his new role as head of Penn State's Department of Geosciences, it's to... read more

Congratulations to the 2018 Barrel Award Team


our Imperial Barrel team placed third in the Global competition at the AAPG meeting in Salt Lake City yesterday.  The team includes Brandon Clark, undergrad Safiya Alpheus, David Soto, Tim Witham,... read more