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Congratulations to our graduating PhD students


Congratulations to our graduating Ph.D. students!  We are so proud of your accomplishments and to call you alumni of our Department. Austin Gaynor Degree: Ph.D. in Geosciences Thesis title:"Body and... read more

In Antarctica, you’re never really alone


By David Pacchioli April 22, 2020 As a glaciologist for over 30 years, Sridhar Anandakrishnan is well-used to social distancing. Professor of geosciences and a core member of Penn State’s Ice... read more

Bralower Receives George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching


Congratulations to Dr. Tim Bralower. Dr. Bralower is one of the recipients for the 2020 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award, named after Penn State’s seventh president,... read more

Digging into the past


Matthew CarrollMarch 03, 2020 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — High on the craggy cliffs of Oman’s rocky desert landscape, Sarah Ivory squeezed into narrow, dark caves in search of a different kind of... read more

Forest soils release more carbon dioxide than expected in rainy season


  Francisco Tutella February 12, 2020 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Current carbon cycle models may underestimate the amount of carbon dioxide released from the soil during rainy seasons in temperate... read more