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EMS boasts five student entrants and keynote speaker at capitol event

— posted on Apr 09, 2013 04:10 PM

Richard Alley, Nobel Prize Laureate and Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences knows how to inspire. And that’s just what he did as keynote speaker for the Undergraduate Research at the Capitol Poster Conference in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 19. He shared his passion about learning, teaching and sharing as key tools for sustaining civilization.

Meteorology student, Nick Rufo, and Penn State Brandywine professor solve astronomical mystery

— posted on Apr 04, 2013 01:35 PM

Rufo, who spent his first two years at the Brandywine campus and is now a meteorology major in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at University Park, worked closely with Lawlor to analyze data about Caffau’s Star. He was able to complete calculations using a computer code and produced all of the models that were compared to Caffau’s Star in the research process.

Sunny forecast: Meteorology scholar, Hailey Mitchell, predicts bright future

— posted on Jun 01, 2013 11:21 PM

And while her study abroad experiences have taken her around the globe, from Switzerland to South Africa, jet-setting isn't Hailey's favorite memory from her time at Penn State. "The memories that I have at 2 a.m. in the weather station, joking around with my colleagues – those have been the best times," Hailey said.

Ozone masks plant's volatiles, plant eating insects confused

— posted on May 17, 2013 11:30 AM

"Insects detect odor with olfactory receptors located on their antennae," said Jose D. Fuentes, professor of meteorology, Penn State. "These receptors sense plant-emitted volatile organic compounds in very small amounts -- as low as six molecules hitting an antenna."