Penn State Energy and Environment News

Opportunity: Women in STEM leadership program

This exclusive, funded program is designed for STEM professionals eager to become agents of change to help shift the culture in their fields. Women and other underrepresented groups make up a fraction of the STEM workforce in the United States, despite recent progress to increase diversity and inclusion in STEM fields. These groups represent an untapped talent pool. 

How Penn State is addressing climate change on WPSU’s ‘Digging Deeper’ Sept. 26

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The ways Penn State is addressing global climate change will be discussed during the eighth season premiere of President Eric Barron’s monthly WPSU show, “Digging Deeper,” on Sunday, Sept. 26.

EarthTalks examines indigenous fire regimes under climate change

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Rebecca Bliege Bird, professor of anthropology at Penn State, will deliver a talk titled "Indigenous fire regimes and their ecosystem services under climate change" at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27. The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place via Zoom.

Proposals sought for diversity and inclusion initiatives at Penn State

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The Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC) invites Penn State faculty and staff to submit proposals for EOPC funding to support the University’s diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts and advance the University’s strategic plan with investments in programs and ideas.

Webinar explores benefits of converting traditional lawns to native landscaping

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The benefits and challenges of lawn conversion and native landscaping in communities that yield water-quality benefits will be the topic of a web-based seminar hosted by Penn State Extension from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12.

Institute sponsors four co-funded faculty positions in AI and data science

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The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS), in partnership with four academic colleges will sponsor four co-funded faculty positions focused on the development of novel methods or advanced applications in data science.

Meteorology professor tapped to co-chair NSF committee on diversity, inclusion

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Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology and John T. Ryan Faculty Fellow, has been appointed to serve as a co-chair of a National Science Foundation external advisory committee tasked with assessing and envisioning the future of the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, which was created by the NSF.

Birds are one line of defense against dreaded spotted lanternflies

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But to harness their full bug-eating potential, it’ll likely help to remove the invasive tree-of-heaven.

Extreme weather and is there a connection with climate change?

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From devastating hurricanes and flooding to severe heat and wildfires, localities around the world have been hit hard by a series of extreme weather events. On the Science Edition of Press Conference USA, Host Rick Pantaleo, and his guest, Jenni Evans of Penn State University, discuss extreme weather and its possible connections to climate change and global warming.

Advice from many at Penn State led new engineering alumna to fellowship success

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New civil engineering alumna Autumn Deitrick planned her path to a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship well in advance, utilizing many of the resources found at Penn State. Now, she is studying how coastal vegetation can be used to help mitigate climate change and contribute to resilient infrastructure at MIT.

Eberly college to pilot new diversity, equity and inclusion program

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From fall 2021 through spring 2022, the Penn State Eberly College of Science will pilot a new program that aims to provide underrepresented students with opportunities to make the most of their degree experience and pursue STEM careers through meaningful interactions with corporate partners.

Barron discusses broad impact of Penn State research for trustees

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Penn State President Eric Barron shared the impact of innovative research and the role the University’s research community plays in the creation of new knowledge, Pennsylvania's economy and workforce preparation in a presentation to the Board of Trustees.