Department News


EPS students and faculty release statement and action plan opposing anti-Black racism

We, the members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, vehemently oppose our society’s systemic oppression of and violence against Black people. From the roots of slavery to the mass incarceration and police brutality that continue to this day, the history of the United States is steeped in the suppression of Black lives and […]

Saving the Bay from Dead Zones

Sophomore Paul Gensbigler became fascinated with the connections between agricultural fertilizer runoff and the health of local waterways after taking an environmental class with Professor Anand Gnanadesikan. With the help of a Provost's Undergraduate Research Award, he is now working to help answer questions about the kinds of bacteria removing nitrogen from the Chesapeake Bay. Read more about their research in the Spring 2022 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Professor Ben Zaitchik awarded a JHU Discovery Award

Congratulations to Professor Ben Zaitchik for earning a JHU Discovery Award! These awards are given to interdisciplinary faculty teams solving complex problems and expanding the horizons of knowledge. More information can be found on the HUB:

Creating a Link Between You and the Universe

Creating a Link Between You and the Universe
For the most part, scientists have reached a point of consensus about climate change, so planetary scientist and fifth-year doctoral student Regupathi Angappan wondered why we still struggle to rally people around the issue. To that end, he's teaching a course blending introductory EPS concepts and empathy. Read about the course in the Spring 2022 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine.