Dr. Jessica Kelly interviewed by LNP “State of the Air? Not Good.”

Lancaster region’s air quality again ranks among worst in the US: report

Air quality in the Lancaster region is once again ranked among the worst in the nation, with pollution levels that pose threats to both human and environmental health. Short-term particulate pollution earned Lancaster a failing grade in the American Lung Association’s 2021 State of the Air report.

April 20th Visiting Speaker: Dr. Scarlett Bellamy

April 20th Visiting Speaker: Dr. Scarlett Bellamy

On April 20th, Dr. Scarlett Bellamy will be visiting to speak to students regarding her research and on surviving an Ivy League graduate program.

This event is hosted by ADSE SUPER: Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering STEM Undergrads Preparing for Excellent in Research. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

April 20th schedule:
10 AM. – 11 AM EST – Dr. Bellamy speaks about her research in epidemiology
12 PM – 1:30 PM EST – Dr. Bellamy is available for lunch conversation with faculty and students
2 PM – 3 PM EST – Dr. Bellamy speaks about her experiences at Harvard

All talks will be delivered via Zoom. Zoom link to be emailed upon registration for the event (see More Information to register).


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New Academic Program: BS Environmental and Spacial Sciences

The Department of Geography is now offering a new Bachelor of Science program in Environmental and Spatial Sciences. Environmental scientists with advanced training in geospatial technologies (i.e. geographic information science (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) technology, remote sensing, data management, and cartography) are well positioned for careers in environmental analysis and mitigation of environmental problems. The proposed program prepares students to assess environmental and human-environment systems, identify and evaluate environmental problems, and design innovative and sustainable solutions.

Upcoming Seminar: 4-14-21 – Randy Chapman

“Celestial Navigation to Homebuilt Experimental Aircraft?”


This talk will be discussing how my MSU Physics experience/degree gave me a unique perspective on flying and gave me essential building blocks for success. I will talk about my 1981 senior seminar; Celestial navigation (used in 1981 for worldwide navigation and still being used by satellites), and GPS. Then, I will circle back to the early 1980’s at PSU/Aeronautics/Basic flight mechanics and NACA airfoils; Flying basics-supersonic trainers to large transport aircraft and experimental aircraft-design and building.



Randy Chapman

1981 MU Graduate, Retired AA (American Airlines) Captain



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting ID: 978 7685 4564


All invited to attend!






Seminar 4-14-21