1. Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR)
The focus of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research is to coordinate and facilitate programs of research and outreach across the University by building integrated research and outreach teams to address the complete range of issues presented by the development of the Marcellus Shale and other gas shales.
Penn State has leading scholars working on many of the most critical areas of research and on extending that information to stakeholder groups, federal and state legislators, the natural gas industry and the public.
Then Marcellus Center's activities are broad and include:
2. Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center (MSETC)
The Marcellus Shales Education & Training Center is a collaboration between Pennsylvania College of Technology and Penn State Cooperative extension to provide a wide variety of resources to the community and the oil-and-gas industry.
3. The Center for Healthy Environments and Communities (CHEC)
The Center for Healthy Environments and Communities of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health has been funded to assess the potential environmental & Public health impacts of gas extraction activities in the Marcellus Shale.
4. Penn State Cooperative Extension's Marcellus Education Team
The Penn State Cooperative Extension's Marcellus Education Team is a group of more than 40 county-based educators and faculty who are teaching about and researching the wide range of issues arising from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.
5. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC)
The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is an organization committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation and the enhancement of the region's economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source.
The members of the coalition work with our partners across the region to address issues with regulators, local, county, state and federal government officials and communities about all aspects of producing clean-burning, job-creating natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.
6. PA Business & Commerce
We are identifying other groups to work cooperatively and will update this as appropriate.