2018 Colloquium on the Environment Registration

Katharine Hayhoe will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Colloquium on the Environment

Hayhoe is a renowned atmospheric scientist studying climate change and its impacts on human systems and the natural environment. She is considered by many in her field to be one of the most effective advocates for climate change awareness and its threat to humanity. The event will take place on:

Request for Proposals

Penn State University and the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg are seeking proposals to foster collaborative, sustainable, self‐supporting research programs. The Collaboration Development Program has been created to provide seed money opportunities for faculty teams to develop plans for long‐term programs integrating students and faculty from both universities. Proposals are expected to focus upon program development to enable future collaborative efforts, including work on preliminary research ideas to demonstrate proof‐ of‐concept.

Agricultural Production and Shale Gas Development

Ph.D. candidate Gretchen Sneegas will discuss research on perceptions of the long-term agricultural impacts from shale development in the Twin Tiers region of Pennsylvania and New York, two states that regulate unconventional gas in different ways.

Postdoctoral Scholar -- Development of Climate Data Product for Impacts Analysis and Decision Support

The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State seeks outstanding applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position focusing on the development of new climate data products targeted at the analysis of climate impacts and for use in decision support applications.

Postdoctoral Scholar -- Earth System Analysis for Climate Risk Management

The Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) at Penn State seeks outstanding applicants for two postdoctoral scholar positions focusing on analysis of strategies to manage climate risks.

2018 McDowell Lecture on "The Dismissal of Scientific Facts... "

The 2018 McDowell Lecture will be given by Dr. Donald Siegel, Emeritus Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor, Department Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, presenting, "The Dismissal of Scientific Facts by America's Citizens: Root Causes and a Way to Renew Meaningful Communication." Dr. Siegel stresses; "Social tribalism and a fragmented media encourage the public to reject established scientific facts on environmental, agricultural, and health problems."  He will offer his personal experience on how to better initiate meaningful science communication.

2019 Desalination and Water Purification Research Program

The goal of the DWPR Program is to increase water supplies by reducing cost, energy consumption and environmental impacts of treating impaired and otherwise unusable waters.

Seminar: “CO2 Capture & Utilization Using Nanoporous Materials”

John & Willie Leone Family Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering

Dr. Chunshan Song, EMS Energy & Mineral Engineering and of Chemical Engineering, Penn State

Seminar: “Water Quality Trading in the Presence of Existing Cost Share Programs”

Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy (EEEP) Seminar

Patrick Fleming, Assistant Professor of Economics & Public Policy, Franklin & Marshall College

Colloquium: "Black Carbon Aerosol: Up High, Down Low, and In the Snow”

Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, Meteo Colloquium

Joshua Schwarz, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences & National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration