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ICCDU XII Call for Papers

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The 12th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU) has announced its call for papers. Abstracts can be submitted online through January 31, 2013. ICCDU, which began in 1991 in Nagoya, Japan, has since been held in countries throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. The biennial conference provides a multi-disciplinary forum on recent innovations in fundamental and applied aspects of CO2 utilization.

New Background Check Policy for All New Hires

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As of July 5, 2012 a new background check policy has be approved. Effective immediately, any new employees who are paid by Penn State are required to have a background check before the Finance Office will approve their appointments. This policy affects all employees, including wage payroll, graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty and staff hires.

Penn State's EcoCAR Team Wins Several Awards

Thursday, May 31, 2012

- Penn State Live

Penn State's Advanced Vehicle Team won six awards at the EcoCAR 2 Year One Final Competition May 18 to 23 in Los Angeles.

Eduardo Barrientos, a graduate student working in the EMS Energy Institute's Diesel Combustion and Emissions, served as the graduate research assistant and team leader to the EcoCAR 2 Team.

EI faculty, staff, students receive recognition

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The EMS Energy Institute held its 2010 Celebration of Accomplishments banquet on Friday, December 10, 2010. Several faculty, staff and students received awards for their achievements and service to the Institute. Below is a list of the awards presented and their recipients. Congratulations to all!

Student receives 1st place in the SPE regional student paper contest

Friday, April 27, 2012

Riteja Dutta, a master’s student in petroleum and natural gas engineering, won the 2012 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Rocky Mountain/Mid-Continent/Eastern Region student paper completion with her presentation, Laboratory Study of Fracturing Fluid Migration due to Spontaneous Imbibition in Fracture Tight Formations. The completion was held during the April 16 conference at Missouri University of Science and Technology. SPE coordinates 10 regional student paper contests at the undergraduate, master's and doctorate level.

Graduate Student Yu Noda takes first prize at student poster competition

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Yu Noda, a graduate student in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering was awarded first prize for his poster, Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass by Sequential Combination of Organic Acid and Base, at the 2012 Bioenergy Symposium. The Symposium was held on February 29 and this year’s focus was Pathways to the Future – Short Rotation and Perennial Crops.

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