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SMART Scholarship-for-service Program

— posted on Sep 09, 2015 10:57 PM

The Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship-for-service Program fully funds undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of technical areas, including all fields of Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Mathematics. 2015 Application Deadline: December 31, 2015.

Shirer honored with Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

— posted on Apr 17, 2015 11:50 AM

Hampton N. Shirer, associate dean for education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), has been honored with the 2015 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners.

Cold: Elite February

— posted on Feb 23, 2015 12:27 PM

February cold is nothing new – we’d like to say this would be a bigger story if this were happening in July – but the intensity of this late-month cold is somewhere between unusual and rare.

Rolling lab tracks methane to its source

— posted on Jun 16, 2015 07:56 AM

Equipped with a gray box, a map and an SUV, Thomas Lauvaux and a team from Penn State's Department of Meteorology has been at it for hours

Feverish times for climate change analyses in Virginia

— posted on Feb 05, 2015 05:04 PM

Using information gleaned from geologic data from the past 20,000 years, scientists from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) will apply new methods to provide a better understanding of the past and current behavior of Antarctic ice sheets.

Climate change talk scarce at science institutions

— posted on Dec 17, 2014 09:09 AM

Visitors to Pittsburgh science-education facilities can experience an earthquake, look down the gullet of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and wander through a distant rain forest. But learning about climate change - which scientists warn poses a serious global threat - may take a bit more imagination.