Water & Biogeochemical Cycles

Sigma Xi leaders share thoughts on women in STEM

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions women have made to society. Sigma Xi will participate by celebrating women's contributions to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We asked women in STEM, most of whom are Sigma Xi members, to share their career experiences and their advice for girls and women interested in STEM. -

PSU researcher Jennifer Miksas-Olds was among those featured this year:

2016 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium

In celebration of National Drinking Water Week, Penn State Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection along with numerous other sponsors invite you to attend the 2016 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in State College, PA

The Symposium theme, The Changing Climate of Groundwater, will provide a forum for researchers, students, professionals and educators working in the groundwater field to exchange information and promote protection of groundwater resources throughout the state.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Three Key Policy Concerns Related to Fracking

Charles H. Mason, Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Economics, University of Wyoming, will be the Penn State Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy Seminar speaker.

Coalition emerges to support farmers in effort to clean up the Chesapeake Bay

As Pennsylvania renews efforts to clean the state's waterways and the Chesapeake Bay, Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is helping to craft a strategy in which farmers spearhead clean-water initiatives.

Agriculture has high standards for conservation, with roots in a culture of stewardship, and farmers are ready to lead and be the solution for clean water, according to Matthew Royer, director of the college's Agriculture and Environment Center.

Water Institute Job Talk

The Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment and the Office of the Vice President for Research are pleased to introduce the following candidates for the position of Water Institute Director.

Research will explore use of cloud computing for river restorations

As cloud computing has an ever-increasing impact on our daily lives, researchers have started to look for ways to integrate this new platform into their current practices.

Xiaofeng Liu, assistant professor of civil engineering, recently received a $9,000 grant from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to conduct a 12-month research project on computational modeling for river restorations using the cloud.

Liu is eager to explore the future of computational research.

Call for Abstracts - Present Your Research at SCCS-NY 2016

The Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is now ready to accept abstracts for presentations at the 2nd National Energy Education Summit, which will take place June 7, 2016 at American University in Washington DC. 

Collaboration, research key to managing invasive species

 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Invasive species, such as the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer, have had devastating effects on Pennsylvania's forests, and the keys to combatting these threats are active management, collaboration and research, according to U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson.

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