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Researcher pursues sustainable energy through carbon dioxide conversion

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Seeing carbon dioxide as a raw material rather than a waste product could lead to a more sustainable future.

Story shared from Liam Jackson and Penn State News

Penn State researcher Chunshan Song has a plan to address one of the most important issues facing the world today — reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb the negative impacts of climate change.

Quantitative X-ray imaging facility is moving big bytes across the network

Friday, January 29, 2016

Story shared from Julie Eble and Penn State News

The teeth and jaw fossil fragments from a potential new human ancestor species that roamed regions of Ethiopia more than 3 million years ago are just a few of the more noteworthy objects Tim Ryan has scanned at Penn State's Center for Quantitative X-ray Imaging (CQI). The fossils might add a new branch to humanity’s family tree and provide further evidence that multiple human ancestors once roamed Africa alongside one another.

National Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Inducts New Members at Annual Ceremony

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Penn State Chapter of the national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, held its annual initiation on Sunday, April 12. The honor society has been housed at the EMS Energy Institute for the last 9 years. Sharon Falcone Miller, Senior Research Associate at the Institute, is the current president, a position that she has held since 2006.

Materials Science Students Win Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Award at EMS Poster Exhibition

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences recently held its 2014 undergraduate poster exhibition. The exhibition is organized by the Ryan Family Student Center and showcases the variety of research among undergraduate students in the College’s five departments.

As part of this event, Phi Kappa Phi, a national honors society housed at the EMS Energy Institute, sponsored the Phi Kappa Phi Freshman Achievement Award. Sharon Miller, senior research associate at the EMS Energy Institute, is the current president for the Penn State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

2014 Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium Workshop

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Unconventional Natural Resources Consortium (UNRC) held its third technical meeting on November 17 at the EMS Energy Institute. Representatives from three member companies, Hess, Chevron, and Shell as well as Penn State faculty and students participated in the meeting. This year’s technical meeting included nine research presentations from seven students and one faculty member as well as several software demonstrations. The meeting provided an opportunity for researches to hear feedback about their research directly from company representatives and to discuss potential future projects.

Gas Flooding Joint Industry Project Holds Ninth Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Gas Flooding Joint Industry Projects held its ninth annual meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from October 29-30, 2014. The meeting was organized by the EMS Energy Institute at Penn State in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.

How do I get involved in undergraduate research? Five tips to follow

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

-Penn State News

Engineering student shares his experience getting involved at Penn State
 

Students Study Energy Business, Economics, and Policy in Dalian, China

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seven Penn State students recently returned from the Dalian University of Technology (DUT) in China as part of a six-week study abroad program to generate interest among junior and senior undergraduate students in business, economics, and policy as related to energy and the environment. During the program, students gained an understanding of how China, which has the second largest economy in the world, is dealing energy and environmental challenges caused by the growth of the Chinese economy.

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