The issue of flood insurance has been in the news a lot lately due to recent floods, as well as the damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. In addition, without further Congressional action, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to expire on December 8, 2017.14 Dec
Don Kiel with SEDA-COG Natural Gas Cooperative, Inc. will discuss virtual pipeline and a new approach for filling the gaps and promoting economic growth for communities.15 Dec
We have one last event for the semester coming up on December 15. Caroline Normile, SPS member and AAAS Congressional Fellow, will be discussing her experience in Washington DC. Please join us at 5 pm in Huck Life Sciences Room 012 to hear about her time as an AAAS Fellow! We will be joining together for drinks afterwards at the Liberty Craft House.16 Dec
With a growing population with changing demands, competition for the global land resource is increasing. We need to feed a projected population of ~12 billion by 2100, and might also need to deliver land-based greenhouse gas removal for climate change mitigation. Managing these conflicts is a major global challenge.20 Dec
Scientists and educators around the world have been building their own dataloggers and devices using a variety of open source electronics platforms like Arduino╝. Here we introduce resources and tools that you can use to build real-time, low-cost data loggers that can form the core of your DIY freshwater or terrestrial monitoring system.18 Jan
Research indicates potential options for natural gas liquid storage areas in the OH/PA/WV area.
Dr. Douglas Patchen, Director Resource Extraction Division, National Research Center for Coal and Energy, West Virginia University, will discuss research in the Appalachian basin for NGL storage and the geologic basis for determining these storage hubs.22 Jan
The 3rd National Energy Education Summit will take place on January 22, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Washington D.C. National Airport. The event is organized by NCSE’s Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders.10 Feb
Join us for our fourth annual student networking conference! Hear from amazing student environmentalists and sustainability professionals, share ideas, and meet environmental clubs from around the region.13 Feb
Organized by the Palmer Museum of Art, this major loan exhibition features work by an international roster of emerging and mid-career artists, including Mark Dion, Marina Zurkow, Zanele Muholi, Vik Muniz, Jessica Stockholder, Chris Jordan, Brian Jungen, Aurora Robson, Willie Cole, Pinar Yoldas, Tejal Shah, and Moreshin Allahyari.15 Feb
Town Hall Meeting organized by the Early Career Working Group of Water Research, Education, and Outreach at Penn State
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 3–5 p.m.
Location: TBD15 Feb
The Early Career Working Group of Water Research, Education, and Outreach at Penn State is organizing a town hall meeting to review Water Forum 2017 discussions, outcomes, and action items related to the future of water at Penn State.15 Mar
Griffin Beck, Research Engineer, Propulsion & Energy Machinery, Southwest Research Institute will discuss research into natural gas foam as a hydraulic fracturing fluid in place of water.22 Apr
GIS has come a long way! It has been 25 years since the first AWRA GIS & Water Resources Conference and the very term "GIS" doesn't mean the same thing as it did back then. Data, tools, models and good cartography are still incredibly important. Many of us still perform much of our geospatial work on desktops.