Department News Archive


Congratulations – Miché Aaron

Congratulations to graduate student Miché Aaron for being awarded third place in the Student Poster Presentation at AbSciCon 2019. Miche is also featured in the Johns Hopkins newsletter The Hub for her compilation of fellowships, scholarships, internships, grants, and other resources for underrepresented minority students. Congratulations!


Congratulations – Regupathi Angappan

Congratulations to graduate student Regupathi Angappan for being awarded a NASA FINESST grant (Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology) to conduct numerical magnetohydrodynamic simulations of Mercury’s magnetic field.


The Moon and Mankind: Course Explores the Moon in Art, Culture, Music, and More

Johns Hopkins planetary science postdoc and lunar enthusiast Viranga Perera uses the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing as inspiration for a fall semester class on cultural depictions and interpretations of the moon throughout history.  The article was written by Jacob deNobel for The Hub.


First-generation PhD student profiled in Nature Magazine

As an aspiring first-generation PhD student, Lavontria Miché Aaron found that applying to graduate school was difficult on many levels. Her family had no experience with the procedure and she had limited financial resources. Read more on Nature Magazine.


Ben Zaitchik selected as 2019 Voices for Science Program

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has selected Ben Zaitchik 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, and public audiences, to increase the widespread understanding of and support […]


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 […]


Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Glenadore and Howard L. Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Change. We seek an outstanding individual with a recent Ph.D. who is pursuing interdisciplinary research in Global Change. Candidates whose research spans the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and/or public […]


Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Awarded to two EP&S researchers

Assistant Research Scientist Chao He and Postdoctoral Fellow Viranga Perera have been awarded the Dean’s Postdoctoral Science Teaching Fellowship for the Fall of 2019. Candidates for the Fellowship propose an undergraduate course, for which they then teach two sections. Dr. He’s course “Astrobiology: The chemical evolution of life on earth and beyond” will ask students […]


JHU Scientists Find New Science Instrument on Mars Curiosity Rover

The Curiosity Rover may have been ambling around the Gale Crater on Mars for nearly seven years but a group at Johns Hopkins University has just found a way to use it for something new: making the first surface gravity measurements on a planet other than Earth.