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New research details first days after asteroid strike that killed off dinosaurs


September 19, 2019Matt Carroll UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A giant, speeding asteroid crashed into a shallow sea 66 million years ago and plunged Earth into a mass extinction that claimed 75 percent... read more

Researchers unearth cost-effective method for finding shale gas


David Kubarek September 03, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new method for exploring natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, developed by Penn State researchers, shows potential high yield areas can... read more

Geosciences department aims to improve diversity in field with new position


 David Kubarek August 29, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new position in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Department of Geosciences aims to improve diversity in the field by beginning... read more

Geosciences doctoral student awarded 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


Gabrielle Stewart August 21, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Andrew Shaughnessy, a doctoral student studying geosciences in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), was awarded a... read more

Penn State Postdoc society announces 2019 award recipients


  Congratulations to Dr. Keller for receiving the 2019 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award.  more read more