Researchers have figured out how rumbling thunder turns to seismic waves and how this shaking could be used to reveal subsurface geology.
The Penn State Climate Consortium will host a two-day symposium on May 14-15, 2024, to build partnerships in climate research and solutions.
A new professional development course will help online instructors incorporate free or low-cost learning, teaching and research materials into their curricula.
Penn State Professor of Geosciences Peter Heaney's incorporation of hands-on exercises and visualizations, class debates and encouragement of questions in a variety of courses earned him the 2023 George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching earlier this year. The 2024 awards will be announced in April 2024; nominations are accepted year-round.
Penn State’s Center for Critical Minerals is working to salvage rare earth elements from coal waste, creating a new sustainable supply chain while rehabilitating the environment across Pennsylvania.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will spend $7.2 million to better predict extreme weather events and the cause and effect of climate change. This article mentions Penn State.
Penn State will partner with several universities on a $5 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator grant to advance the security of 5G technologies and communications systems used by the Department of Defense.
Jennifer Fetter, Penn State Extension water resources program leader, has been named director of the Center for Agricultural Conservation Assistance Training. Fetter has served as the center’s interim director since it was launched earlier this year.
Tonya L. Peeples has been named the permanent Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
The latest episode of "Growing Impact" features a team of researchers that is exploring how to mitigate aviation’s climate impacts, specifically the warming effect created by contrails.
| Featuring Sven Schmitz, Andrew Carleton, Burcu Ozden, Guido Cervone
Contrails are the second largest contributor to aviation's impact on climate change after carbon dioxide emissions from fuel burn. A new interdisciplinary project looks to identify opportunities to mitigate the climate impacts of contrails as the number of people flying looks to grow in the coming years.
In this edition of Science Notebook, a look at the new design of the perovskite solar cell and its unprecedented power conversion efficiency, the inadequacy of countries’ climate action plans, and making glass making greener. This article quotes John Mauro, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.