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Penn State Positive Energy spruces up park, tours natural gas company

David Kubarek November 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More than a dozen members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up areas of Cross Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the natural gas company Range Resources. Positive Energy, an organization formed under the University’s student chapter of the Society […]

Penn State Society of Petroleum Engineers named 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter

Jesse Westbrook July 22, 2016 Penn State’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) was recently named a 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter by the international SPE organization. The chapter will be recognized during a luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, held Sept. 26-28. SPE is the largest individual-member organization […]

New student organization Positive Energy plants 201 Earth Day trees

Liam Jackson April 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tyler Stom and Adam Larson had a vision: to unite students interested in energy-industry careers around the idea of giving back to the community through environmental activities. The duo, both petroleum and natural gas engineering (PNGE) students in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, […]

Petroleum professor wins international award in reservoir engineering

David Kubarek November 9, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — “To have peers say that you are the absolute best worldwide in that field is really very amazing,” said Russell Johns, Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Penn State, after winning the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Reservoir Description […]

Penn State battles back in Dubai for third-place finish at Petrobowl

David Kubarek November 9, 2016 The Penn State Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Petrobowl team rallied to win third place — the best in team history — at the international competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but the road there was just as exciting as the finish. At the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held […]

EMS alum wins student paper award at international competition

David Kubarek November 9, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State 2016 petroleum and natural gas engineering graduate Michael Cavazza won third place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student paper contest, and accepted his award in September at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Cavazza received […]

EMS student spearheads global student charity organization SPE Cares

David Kubarek November 9, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State had many reasons to be happy at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: the SPE student chapter was awarded Outstanding Student Chapter, Professor Russell Johns was lauded for his research and the Petrobowl […]