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One Penn State student measured the White Out crowd's seismic activity | Here's what she found


  written by Noor Al-Ahmad for the Collegian While other students might have attended last month’s iconic White Out game decked out in white and excited at the prospect of being able to put aside... read more

Patzkowsky elected fellow of the Geological Society of America


Patricia L. CraigNovember 19, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the... read more

Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time


Matthew Carroll November 12, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those... read more

Chevron grant funds research on mineral behavior in rock faults


Jennifer Matthews November 08, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A team of Penn State researchers will soon have a better understanding of the deformation properties and poromechanical behavior of... read more

Penn State geoscientist contributes expertise to new Smithsonian exhibit


  Gabrielle Stewart October 24, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- When Erin DiMaggio was an undergraduate student, she had a summer internship with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History... read more