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Angelique Adams awarded 2022 Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal

Angelique Adams, CEO of Angelique Adams Media Solutions, LLC, was awarded the 2022 Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal by Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The award was established in 1992 to recognize the very highest levels of intellectual achievement or academic service attained by those educated in the college. The award is named in honor of Charles L. Hosler, former dean of the college, senior vice president for research, dean of The Graduate School, and professor of meteorology emeritus and Penn State Distinguished Alumnus.

Upcycling plastic waste into graphite provides possible alternative to landfills

Upcycling plastic waste into graphite, used in electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, could positively contribute to the global economy, preserving resources, saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, according to Penn State researchers. 

Three selected as Administrative Fellows for 2022-23

The Administrative Fellows Program offers Penn State faculty and staff the opportunity to work with senior University officers to gain knowledge and experiences pertaining to the challenges of leadership in the academic community.

Energy, environmental seed grants awarded to 21 interdisciplinary teams

The Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) awarded seed grants to 21 groups of interdisciplinary researchers at Penn State for the 2021–22 cycle. Since 2013, IEE has awarded grants to nearly 200 interdisciplinary projects across 15 Penn State colleges and campuses.

IOR 2022 Pioneer Awards

The SPE IOR Pioneer Award is presented to selected individuals who have made significant advancements over the years in improved oil recovery technology. This award has been presented to 90 individuals since its inauguration in 1984. 

EMS programs continue to shine in U.S. News graduate rankings

Graduate programs in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences were recently recognized among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report's 2023 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Task force unveils recommendations for Penn State to eliminate carbon emissions

Last spring, at the request of President Eric Barron, a team of more than 20 faculty members, staff members and students began to formulate a plan to address climate change, one of the most complex and urgent issues of our time, by significantly lowering the University’s greenhouse gas emissions on all its campuses. Today, the Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force unveils its recommendations for the University to achieve 100% emissions reduction by 2035.  

Penn State mining engineers look to reclaim sustainable future

In a commonwealth with a long history of mining, Penn State’s Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering is focusing on refining mining to be more environmentally sustainable — as mining engineering faculty say mining will play a large role in a sustainable future.


Two Penn State students won awards during the MINEXCHANGE 2022 SME Annual Conference & Expo held February 27 through March 2, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Ayala recognized with 2022 Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award

Luis Ayala, William A. Fustos Family Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2022 Howard B. Palmer Faculty Mentoring Award. 

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