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Energy and mineral engineering to host annual research showcase Oct. 3

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Posted from Penn State News
Patricia Craig
May 29, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering will host its annual research showcase, “Rising to the Challenge,” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Graduate State College Regency Ballroom in State College.

The showcase is a networking opportunity for students and industry leaders to explore research taking place in the department.

First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems

Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020

First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems will take place June 22-26
The First Annual Short Course on Modeling Aqueous Systems: Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques with OLI Studios will take place June 22-26 at the Penn State University Park campus, EMS Energy Institute Conference Center.

Enhanced Oil Recovery Annual Workshop

Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Friday, November 22, 2019

Enhanced Oil Recovery 14th Annual Workshop set for November 22

The Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) Industrial Affiliates Program (IAP) will hold its 14th Annual Workshop on Friday, November 22, on the University Park campus, including a dinner on Thursday, November 21.

The EOR IAP focuses on research topics in gas flooding, chemically-tuned water flooding, and alkali-surfactant-polymer (ASP) flooding, along with various hybrid techniques. Current funded research projects use analytical, experimental, and numerical methods supervised by five Penn State faculty members.

IAMG conference focuses on food, energy, water nexus

Thursday, August 22, 2019

By Karlin Andersen and Jennifer Matthews
August 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – More than 175 researchers, students and industry professionals from companies and universities around the world gathered at Penn State’s University Park campus from August 10-15 for the 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG). 

Penn State launches Center for Critical Minerals

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Posted from Penn State News

Patricia Craig
May 29, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Edward Steidle, former dean of Penn State’s College of Mineral Industries, the predecessor of the present College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, wrote these visionary words in 1952: “American industry will be faced not only with a lack of raw materials at home, but also with the difficulty of obtaining supplies abroad.”

Those words still ring true today, and in response Penn State is launching a new center, the Center for Critical Minerals.

NETL Director Visits Energy Institute

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Ahead of Penn State Energy Days 2019, NETL Director Brian Anderson visited the University to spend time with EMS Energy Institute faculty and staff members discussing NETL’s vision and the Energy Institute’s research.

Institutes of Energy and the Environment announces seed grant recipients

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Republished from Penn State Today News, written by Victoria M. Indivero

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 2018–19 Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) seed grant recipients have been awarded to 18 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State.

IEE established a Seed Grant Program in 2013 to foster basic and applied research addressing IEE’s research themes. Over the previous rounds, IEE has awarded over $2.7 million to 104 interdisciplinary projects with investigators from at least 15 Penn State colleges and campuses.

Mining engineering students learn valuable skills through mine rescue contest

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Shared from Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On March 30, Penn State hosted the SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration) Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue contest. Teams from Penn State, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, West Virginia University, and the University of Kentucky competed throughout the morning in mock mine-hazard scenarios.

Researcher to study Earth’s subsurface stress during oil and gas production

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Ashley Nottingham
March 12, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researcher Amin Mehrabian was recently awarded a $110,000 grant from the American Chemical Society’s Petroleum Research Fund to study subsurface stress in hydrocarbon reservoirs.