Because cities are such complex human-created systems, the Institutes of Energy and the Environment created a new research theme, Urban Systems, which will address the essential and urgent needs for sustainable, healthy and affordable solutions for urban areas.
The Penn State Materials Research Institute announces seed grant recipients for 2021, grants designed to foster interdisciplinary research at Penn State.
When a block of ice the size of Houston, Texas, broke off from East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf in 2019, scientists had anticipated the calving event, but not exactly where it would happen. Now, satellite data can help scientists measure the depth and shape of ice shelf fractures to better predict when and where calving events will occur.
Renowned scholar and activist Robert Bullard will present the virtual keynote talk at Penn State’s 2021 Colloquium on the Environment on April 1. Bullard, who studies how environmental issues disproportionately impact communities of color, will discuss “The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice in the U.S.”
Alfonso Mejia, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State, will discuss using data-driven frameworks to keep cities supplied after droughts and heat waves affect agricultural production at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 10.
Amanda Johnsen, Bryant Early Career Assistant Professor in the Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State, will discuss the future of nuclear fission for the electric grid on March 8.
On Friday, March 5, Penn State faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in the forum "Energy University: Energy Education," which is the second in a series designed to discuss how Penn State can continue to strengthen its position as an energy leader.
Esther Obonyo, associate professor of engineering design and architectural engineering at Penn State, will discuss ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment at 4 p.m. Monday, March 1.
Jose D. Fuentes, professor of atmospheric science at Penn State, will discuss climate change in the Arctic and trace-gas cycles at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3. The talk will be broadcast via Zoom.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State is co-hosting a new series of virtual lectures to feature the contributions of women to river research.
Kevin Smith, CEO for the Americas at Lightsource bp, will discuss the solar partnership with Penn State and the future of solar power at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.
Alan Taylor, professor of geography at Penn State, will discuss the climatic and human influences on fire in California forests at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24.