Penn State Energy and Environment News

Amir Sheikhi chosen to serve on NIH Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section

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Amir Sheikhi, assistant professor of chemical engineering and Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Biomaterials and Regenerative Engineering, was invited to serve as a member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section (BMBI) of the Bioengineering Sciences and Technologies Integrated Review Group, which is part of the Center of Scientific Review for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

These animals are mostly likely to 'win' climate change

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While climate change is expected to cause wide-scale extinction, some animals might potentially fare better than others. This article quotes Julie Urban, associate research professor of entomology.

Whitmore Lecture on Chemistry Education and Public Policy to be held June 7

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John Warner, president and chief executive officer of The Technology Greenhouse and co-founder of the field of green chemistry, will present the fifth quadrennial Whitmore Lecture on Chemistry Education and Public Policy on Friday, June 7, at Penn State University Park.

Local disparities may prevent national vaccination efforts for rubella

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An international team, including Penn State researchers, developed a new model, based on a case study of Nigeria, that may help public health officials accelerate the introduction of rubella vaccination in countries that have yet to do so. They published their approach in the journal Vaccine. 

Penn State announces tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2024

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The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2024.

Penn State announces non-tenure-line faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2024

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The following is a list of non-tenure-line faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1, 2024.

Denise Okafor named Huck Early Career Chair in Biophysics

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Denise Okafor, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Eberly College of Science at Penn State, has been awarded a Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Early Career Chair in Biophysics.

Canadian wildfires may bring mild haze to Lancaster County

| lancasteronline.com

Smoke from Canadian fires brought Lancaster County’s air quality into a “code red” range last June, but that’s not expected to happen this year. This article quotes Rebecca Bascom, professor of medicine and public health sciences at Penn State Health.

$4.4 million investment will expand metals-based outreach programs at Penn State

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The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation and the Department of Defense have partnered with Penn State’s Behrend and University Park campuses to create workforce development programs that will strengthen the U.S. metal casting and forging industries.

Science faculty discusses 'green chemistry' with international audience

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Penn State Shenango Teaching Professor of Science Kathy Shaffer presented "Incorporating green chemistry into introductory general chemistry laboratories and course-based undergraduate research experiences" during a virtual lecture session on April 12.

Cockroaches wouldn't exist without humans. We helped them become one of the world's worst pests, according to a new study.

| businessinsider.com

The German cockroach, one of the most common household pests, adapted to thrive in human dwellings about 2,100 years ago, according to a new study. This article quotes Penn State Department of Entomology expertise.

University Access Committee celebrates 30 years of service

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Since 1994, the University Access Committee has been dedicated to identifying and eliminating physical barriers across Penn State, promoting the well-being of all community members and maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.