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Annual program helps elementary students dig into geosciences


As part of the annual outreach program, "Shake, Rattle & Rocks," department faculty and graduate students designed and presented seven interactive sessions to help introduce fifth graders to... read more

Bralower to step down as Head of Geosciences Department


Tim Bralower has been a key member of the leadership team in EMS since his arrival on campus. After eight years of unsurpassed excellence, he has announced his intention to step down as Head of... read more

Marcellus Shale: Just the Latest Pennsylvania Energy Source


Rudy Slingerland recently spoke about the Marcellus Shale at a Huddle with the Faculty presentation. Read more about his presentation in the Penn Stater Magazine. read more

Tiny shelled creatures shed light on extinction and recovery


An asteroid strike may not only account for the demise of ocean and land life 65 million years ago, but the fireball's path and the resulting dust, darkness and toxic metal contamination may explain... read more