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Mining engineering students learn valuable skills through mine rescue contest

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

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.

NSF grant aims to enhance resilience of U.S. electricity grids

Society depends on critical infrastructures like the electricity grid, and ensuring that the power grid is able to recover rapidly from disruptions is vital. Researchers from Penn State and the University of Washington have been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study economic mechanisms for grid resilience against extreme events and natural gas disruptions.

Marone awarded Louis Nèel Medal by European Geosciences Union

Chris Marone has been selected to receive the European Geosciences Union’s 2019 Louis Néel Medal. The medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in rock magnetism, rock physics and geomaterials.

Penn State chosen by Department of Energy to help modernize the power grid

In an effort to modernize and reimagine the United States' power grid, Penn State researchers have qualified for a highly selective, innovative competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Understanding physics could lead to big gains in shale oil recovery

Oil companies are missing out on vast sums of recoverable oil in unconventional reservoirs, according to Penn State experts.

Caitlin Ting appointed interim director of University Fellowships Office

Dr. Caitlin Ting has been named the interim director of the University Fellowships Office (UFO), effective May 8.

Ting said her academic journey at Penn State has followed a common thread: aiding undergraduate students.

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