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Alumnus’ intensity, creativity and drive led to great accomplishments, impact


Intense drive, creativity and a commitment to doing what’s right: Those are a few characteristics two Penn State professors use to describe Mark Pagani, a Penn State geosciences alumnus who died on... read more

Laboratory Sharing to Improve Rock Deformation Research


 Imagine the scientific potential that could be unlocked if researchers with novel ideas could be matched with laboratories with cutting-edge technology. A new program promises to do that for the... read more

Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars' surface features


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Dramatic climate cycles on early Mars, triggered by buildup of greenhouse gases, may be the key to understanding how liquid water left its mark on the planet's surface,... read more

Liz Hajek Featured on NOVA

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Graduate student serves as scientific expert for Chicxulub crater research


As her plane landed in Germany, Heather Jones felt a wave of anticipation. For the next three weeks, Jones, a doctoral student in geosciences at Penn State, would be lending her scientific expertise... read more