Department News

Ben Zaitchik selected as 2019 Voices for Science Program

On behalf of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and in recognition of Ben Zaitchik’s outstanding work, AGU has selected him for its Voices for Science program. This program is available to scientists with strong communication skills and an interest in sharing the value and impact of Earth and space science with key decision makers, journalists, […]

Students awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowships

Two students affiliated with the Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences recently were awarded the highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Lyle Nelson, a graduate student with Prof. Emmy Smith, is a geologist working on understanding the transition between the early complex life forms of the Ediacaran period and those […]

Two members of the Department awarded prestigious 51 Pegasi B Fellowship

Two members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences are among the eight young scientists awarded the 51 Pegasi B Fellowship in Planetary Astronomy by the Heising-Simons Foundation. Xinting Yu, a member of Prof. Sarah Hörst’s research group who recently defended her dissertation on the properties of exotic materials on Titan, will take the […]