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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

Thwaites glacier focus of international program


 A'ndrea Elyse Messer April 30, 2018     UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The National Science Foundation and the United Kingdom's National Environmental Research Council are the... read more

Deep Italian cave provides clues for how to detect life on Mars


 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- What can a massive cave in Italy tell us about life on Mars and other planets? According to new research by Penn State scientists, a whole lot. In work published in ... read more