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Geography Student wins Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Award at EMS Poster Exhibition

Monday, December 9, 2013

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences recently held its 2013 undergraduate poster exhibition. The exhibition showcases the variety of research among undergraduate students in the College’s five departments. This year, there were 30 entries.

Unconventional Natural Resources Technical Meeting Well Attended by Industrial Members and Potential Members

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium (UNRC) held its second technical meeting on November 4 at the EMS Energy Institute. Representatives from five companies, including member companies Hess, Chevron, and Shell as well as Penn State faculty and students were in attendance.

Institute Hosts International Coal Conference

Friday, October 18, 2013

The EMS Energy Institute organized the Fourteenth International Conference on Coal Science and Technology (ICCS&T), held from September 29-October 3, in State College, PA. Jonathan Mathews, associate professor of energy and mineral engineering, and program director for the Institute’s coal science and technology program, chaired the conference, which attracted over 220 participants from 29 countries.

Gas Flooding Joint Industry Project Holds Eighth Annual Meeting

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Gas Flooding Joint Industry Projects held its eighth annual meeting at the EMS Energy Institute from October 3-4, 2013. The meeting was organized by the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.

High School Students Experience Research at the EMS Energy Institute

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The EMS Energy Institute hosted two high school students for the Summer Experience in Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEEMS) as part of our student outreach efforts. Amber Hall and Valeria Pena spent six weeks on Penn State’s University Park Campus conducting hands-on research at the EMS Energy Institute. During the program, students attend classes, conduct a research experiment, write a research paper, and present their results to other participants, advisors and judges. On July 23 the students presented their research project as part of the program’s culmination.

Energy Innovation 2013 Issue Available Online

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Summer 2013 issue of Energy Innovation is now available to read online. Energy Innovation is an annual publication from the EMS Energy Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The EMS Energy Institute is a leading research and development organization focused on energy science and engineering.

Former Institute Student Secures NSF Fellowship

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Laura Bradley, an alumnus of Penn State and the EMS Energy Institute recently received The National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award. Bradley is working on her PhD at the University of Southern California. Her work focuses on vapor phase polymer deposition on liquid substrates.

Bradley spent time as an undergraduate working at the EMS Energy Institute. During that time, her paper, The Effect of Fuel Composition on Pyrolysis Kinetics, received a Best Student Paper Award at the 2009 Clearwater Coal Conference.

CQI Hosts Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Event to Teach Kids About X-Ray Imaging

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In conjunction with Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day events at Penn State, the Center for Quantitative Imagine (CQI) at the EMS Energy Institute hosted a workshop for young visitors. The event was intended to expose young students to imaging technologies and careers associated with imagine research, including oil and gas engineering, anthropology, soil sciences, civil engineering, and geosciences.

Two students receive Peter T. Luckie Award at Undergraduate Exhibition

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Two students received the Peter T. Luckie Undergraduate Research Award as part of the 2013 Undergraduate Research Exhibition. Jordanna Lemba received the award for excellence in research in behavioral and social science, and Breecher Hartley Watson received the award for excellence in research in engineering and physical science. These students were joined by 170 entries from undergraduate students from all Penn State campuses.

International Conference on Coal Science and Technology Registration Opens

Monday, April 15, 2013

Registration for the International Conference on Coal Science and Technology is now open. Visit our website to register. ICCS&T will be held from September 30 - October 3, 2013. The conference has received over 300 submissions for the technical program from researchers in more than 27 countries. Registration cost are $600/Regular and $300/student if you register by July 31.