Department News Archive

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 Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship is open for applications

The Pim Postdoctoral Fellowship was set up to provide support to a postdoctoral student pursuing research in the field of global change. This fellowship is part of the Global Change Science Initiative. The goal of this initiative is to promote innovative research and teaching at Johns Hopkins University in areas of earth science that underlie […]

An Ancient Ocean Floor, Found in Baltimore

Daniel Viete, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been featured in the Fall 2021 edition of the Johns Hopkins Magazine for his recent work in studying Baltimore’s rich geological history. Congratulations, Daniel!

Teaching Faculty in Environmental Science

Position Description:The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a Teaching Faculty position in Environmental Science. This position includes leadership of and teaching duties in the department’s Environmental Science and Studies (ENVS) undergraduate program ( Strong candidates will have interest and experience in teaching relevant science-oriented courses with field- […]

Dimitri Sverjensky named AGU Fellow

Congratulations to Professor Dimitri Sverjensky in being named a 2021 AGU Fellow! AGU Fellows have made outstanding achievements and contributions by pushing the frontiers of our science forward. More information on the 2021 AGU Fellows can be found here:

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. […]