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Our flexible degree programs provide excellent opportunities for graduate students in a wide array of scientifically exciting and socially relevant fields. From coursework to field experience to research, our M.S. and Ph.D. programs will challenge you and your peers to learn, grow, and excel.

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Graduate students and faculty from Geosciences on a class field experience.

Penn State's Department of Geosciences is consistently ranked near the top of graduate school rankings and attracts talented students from around the world. Join one of our prestigious research programs , and you'll be following a line of successful academic and industry scientists that dates back to 1913.

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Tiny shelled creatures shed light on extinction and recovery

1/26/2011

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 the geographic unevenness of extinctions and recovery, according to Penn State geoscientists.

Read the Entire Story at live.psu.edu

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Annual program helps elementary students dig into geosciences

1/22/2011

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 basic natural science concepts from microbes to plate tectonics. Nearly 600 State College Area School District students participated in the program's sessions. Learn more at http://live.psu.edu/story/50582

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Marcellus Shale: Just the Latest Pennsylvania Energy Source

1/22/2011

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.

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