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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 […]

Prof. Kevin Lewis receives tenure

The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences congratulates our colleague Kevin Lewis, whose promotion to Associate Professor with tenure was approved by the Board of Trustees on June 28, 2021. Prof. Lewis’s research focuses on the history of Mars. Extensive geological evidence that Mars could have had flowing liquid water in the […]

Department alum wins Urey Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Lynnae C. Quick for being awarded the 2021 Harold C. Urey Prize from the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society! The award is given for outstanding achievement in planetary research by an early career scientist. Dr. Quick received her PhD from EPS in 2013 and is currently an Ocean […]

Two students receive FINESST grants from NASA

Congratulations to EPS graduate students Michael Radke and Elle Hanson, who have received Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) grants from NASA! Elle’s project focuses on the formation of co-condensing ices in Titan’s polar atmosphere, and Michael’s focuses on identifying an unknown ultraviolet-absorbing chemical species in the atmosphere of Venus. […]