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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 […]


Professor Maya Gomes awarded a JHU Catalyst Award

Congratulations to Professor Maya Gomes for earning a JHU Catalyst Award! Honorees are selected on the basis of their accomplishments to date, creativity and originality, and academic impact. More information can be found on the HUB. https://bit.ly/3kFi3vd.


Professor Rebecca Kelly awarded the Sustainability Champion Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Kelly for being awarded the Sustainability Champion Award (aka the Hall of Fame Award) from The Office of Sustainability! This award recognizes a long-time partner and supporter of sustainability projects, programming, education, advocacy and/or research at Johns Hopkins. Excellent work Rebecca, the award is much deserved.


EPS graduate student Tyler Perez awarded AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Congratulations to EPS graduate student Tyler Perez for being awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) for his presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2021 Fall Meeting! OSPAs are awarded to promote, recognize and reward students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Tyler’s presentation was titled “Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Iron at […]


Sarah Hörst receives President’s Frontier Award

Congratulations to EPS faculty member Dr. Sarah Hörst for receiving the President’s Frontier Award! Recipients are selected via an annual university-wide competition for demonstrating significant scholarly achievement and showing exceptional promise for important future work. Recipients receive $250,000 to support their groundbreaking research. Announcement and more information about this award can be found on the […]


EPS Faculty Kevin Lewis selected as Co-I of NASA VIPER mission to the Moon

EPS Faculty Kevin Lewis selected as Co-I of NASA VIPER mission to the Moon
Congratulations to EPS faculty member Kevin Lewis for being selected as a Co-I of the NASA Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) mission! VIPER will explore and sample the soils at the Moon’s South Pole and answer some of the Moon’s mysteries involving where and how much water exists on the Moon and where it […]


EPS Celebrates the Holidays

EPS Celebrates the Holidays
On December 3, 2021, our Olin Hall Parking Lot was transformed for our annual Holiday Party. Guests were treated to delicious BBQ and amazing vegan dishes. The evening was capped off with a visit from Santa, delivering gifts to our youngest EPS family members.


The Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for applications

The Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for applications | Earth & Planetary Sciences | Johns Hopkins University The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the Morton K. Blaustein Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. We seek outstanding individuals with a recent Ph.D. in any area of Earth and Planetary Sciences or […]