Antonia Hadjimichael, assistant professor of geosciences at Penn State, will discuss the research vision of the MultiSector Dynamics Community of Practice as well as planned activities and ways for researchers to interact with the community at a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.
Mark Ortiz, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Penn State, will discuss the work of transnational youth movements to influence climate change policy and the movements’ distinct visions of climate justice at a talk at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 9. The talk will take place in 112 Walker Building and via Zoom.
Shuyu Chang, a doctoral candidate in Penn State’s Department of Geography, received a Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award to study harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
The latest episode of the Growing Impact podcast features Emily Rosenman, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. She is an urban and economic geographer who researches the connections between finance, urbanization, and inequality. On the podcast, Rosenman discusses her seed grant project, which is titled "Energy Retrofit Policy and Programs in Low-Income Housing Markets: Implications for Energy Equity in Cleveland, Ohio."
The shift to renewable energy is projected to increase as the world transitions to a low-carbon energy system. The expansion of wind, solar, hydropower, biofuels and other low-carbon technologies has not accelerated at the pace needed to respond to the climate crisis and often there is a lack of equity and opportunities for communities on the front lines of the climate crisis.
To help address these issues, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant to researchers from Penn State, University of Minnesota, University of Richmond, Kansas State University and Barry University in Florida.
Penn State ranks in the top 50 in 16 subject area rankings and in the top 100 in the world in an additional 14 subjects, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which released its 2022 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) on July 25.
Tim Prestby, an incoming doctoral student in the Department of Geography, received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to study trust in thematic maps.
The Graduate School at Penn State welcomes 21 new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recipients for the 2022-23 academic year. These 21 students join 59 prior recipients continuing in the University’s graduate degree programs in the Eberly College of Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Health and Human Development, and the College of the Liberal Arts, as well as the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs.
Seventeen Penn State graduate students have received 2022 NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant awards and been named graduate fellows.
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has named Guido Cervone, professor of geography, meteorology and atmospheric science and associate director of the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences at Penn State, to the inaugural cohort of the organization’s Local Science Partners program.
Cervone is one of 55 AGU members from across the United States who will take part in science policy and communication workshops and travel to Washington, D.C., to build sustainable relationships with their legislators and champion policies that benefit the environment and humanity.