Black and Golden Jubilee - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University

EAPS Black & Golden 50th Jubilee


Black and Golden Jubilee

Greetings Alumni, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of EAPS,

I am excited to announce the EAPS 50th Anniversary celebration on Homecoming Weekend, September 21-23, 2017!

A great deal of the department’s success over the past 50 years has been due to our incredibly supportive alumni and friends. Your loyalty to the department has enabled us to make greater strides in discovery, learning, and engagement in the fields of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences. Without your support, we could not be where we are today.

For many of you, EAPS was the beginning of your career.  We would like to commemorate that beginning with you, and show our gratitude for your contributions, by inviting you back to campus to celebrate the department’s 50th Anniversary with us! We will have a variety of engaging science activities for you to enjoy, including activities for kids. Our faculty, past and present, will join us in the celebration, making for a great EAPS alumni reunion.

We would love for you to join us in celebrating the department, your careers, and your lives.  We hope to see you there!


Indrajeet Chaubey
Professor and Head
Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Dr. Indrajeet Chaubey

P.S. If you have any photos or stories from your time at EAPS that you’d like to share with us, we’d love to share them on our social media pages, website, or other department communications. You can send them to Logan Judy, EAPS Communications Specialist, at

Scheduled Events

September 21

3:30 P.M.  -  4:30 P.M.  Seminar

6:00 P.M.  -  8:00 P.M.  Reception / Meet and Greet

September 22

8:00 A.M.  -  1:00 P.M.  Golf Scramble

9:00 A.M.  -  11:30 A.M.  Campus Geocache Hunt

1:00 P.M.  -  3:30 P.M.  Open House

1:00 P.M.  -  3:30 P.M.  Walk Back to the Future

5:30 P.M.  -  8:30 P.M.  Anniversary Gala Dinner and Reception

September 23

Homecoming Football Game Time TBA

The registration deadline for these events is August 21, 2017.

Seminar (back to top)
September 21
3:00 P.M – 4:30 P.M.
EAPS/HAMP Building, Room 2201
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Ed Harvey, EAPS Alumnus and inluential hydrologist, will deliver a seminar as part of the Jubilee! Dr. Harvey is Chief of the Water Resources Division in the United States National Park Service. Join us at 3:00 P.M. for snacks in HAMP 2201, then enjoy the seminar at 3:30 P.M.

Reception (back to top)
September 21
6:00 P.M – 8:00 P.M.
Lafayette Brewing Company
622 Main St.
Lafayette, IN 47901

Please join us for a special reception, on Thursday evening, to enjoy drinks and appetizers, reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and share favorite memories from your days at EAPS.

Golf Scramble (back to top)
September 22
8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
West Lafayette Golf & Country Club
3224 US-52
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Join your former classmates and professors for a game of golf! Visit the West Lafayette Golf and Country Club on Friday morning for a Four (4) Person Scramble (also called Select Shot) with a shotgun start at 8:00 A.M. In this format, all players hit their own ball, select what the team considers to be the best shot, and then all hit their own ball again from the selected spot, continuing this sequence to the end of the hole. There is a fee of $45 associated with this activity, which includes lunch and all green fees.

After registration, you will receive an email requesting details concerning handicap, average score, and team member requests.

Campus Geocache Hunt (back to top)
September 22
9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
EAPS/HAMP Building
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Trek across campus on a fun geocaching/treasure hunt using your handheld or smartphone GPS and (re)discover some of the old and new hidden gems that campus has to offer! The first 50 participants to find all items will receive a small prize.

EAPS Open House (back to top)
1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
EAPS/HAMP Building
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Department Tours – Get a behind-the-scenes sampling of the department’s various activities, from a greenscreen room for broadcast meteorology to the world-renowned Purdue Rare Isotope Measurement (PRIME) Laboratory, that our current faculty, staff, and students are engaged in.  Highlights include:

  • Tour of the PRIME Lab
  • Demo of EAPS Outreach's Augmented Reality Sandbox
  • Record a "green screen" video as a weather presenter (and take the video home on a flash drive!)
  • Mars Rover Demo - see where the Rovers are currently and how they determine where to go using 3-D images of Mars Topography.

Walk Back to the Future (back to top)
September 22
1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
EAPS/HAMP Building
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Take a self-guided tour around campus to see what has changed.  Snap a photo at each stop with your handheld or mobile device and receive a small prize (prizes are limited to the first 50 participants).

Other Activities (back to top)
September 22
1:00 - 3:30 P.M.

There are a variety of fun activities to do in the Greater Lafayette Area.  Go to for details.

EAPS 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Reception (back to top)
September 22
5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
Four Points by Sheraton
1600 Cumberland Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Please join us at the Four Points by Sheraton (West Lafayette) and spend your Friday evening with other EAPS alumni and faculty. Reconnect with colleagues and professors, and spend the evening sharing stories and memories! Dinner will be provided.

Homecoming Football Game (back to top)
September 23
Time TBA
Purdue University
850 Beering Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906

As the official sponsor of the Purdue vs. Michigan Homecoming Game on Sept. 23, 2017, EAPS is offering alumni a special price for tickets to the game. Alumni will be able to purchase tickets at the 30-40 yard line at a discounted price with a promo code, which will be emailed to registrants in mid-June 2017. NOTE: You are not buying the tickets at this time.

Come two hours before kick-off for fun and food at an EAPS tailgate party!

Contact (765) 494-3258 or

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