EAPS News

Did You Know?: EAPS mining exhibit 

On the second floor of Hampton Hall, a museum-quality exhibit transports visitors to another realm -- the El Aguila Mine near Oaxaca, Mexico. 

The mining exhibit occupies a short hallway and two adjacent walls, and it has all the interactive and multimedia trappings of a top-notch museum display. Four touch screens display educational videos and offer games based on the exhibit's facts. Photos, display boards and bright graphics present information in easy-to-understand chunks. Samples of bedrock, safety equipment, raw minerals and other items taken from the mine are displayed under Plexiglas, and the hallway's facade is even decorated to look like a mining tunnel.

Read more.


Sunlit snow triggers atmospheric cleaning, ozone depletion in the Arctic. 

A Purdue University-led team of researchers discovered sunlit snow to be the major source of atmospheric bromine in the Arctic, the key to unique chemical reactions that purge pollutants and destroy ozone. 

Read more. 


Congratulations to Ken Ridgway on being selected as an EarthScope speaker for 2013-14! 

It's a great honor and opportunity to share his research accomplishments and contributions to outreach, particularly for Native American students and the program at Purdue. 

Read more. 


Congratulations to Dr. Terry West

Read more.


EAPS Professor, Mike Baldwin, discusses Moore, OK, tornado.

Read more.


Tornado prediction is advancing and evolving, scientists say

Read more.


Dr. Lasher-Trapp was selected to be a Fellow of the Teaching Academy at Purdue.

The Academy strives to bring together the best teaching faculty across campus to create a collective voice for teaching and learning on campus.  Faculty are nominated and selected by their peers to join this eclectic group of faculty.  Faculty in the Teaching Academy contribute in a variety of ways, but even with the myriad activities their primary focus is to increase the effectiveness of all of the faculty at Purdue University.

Dr. Lasher-Trapp will be officially inducted into the Teaching Academy on September 25, 2013.

Congratulations Dr. Lasher-Trapp!


Joe Francisco elected to National Academy of Sciences

Read more. 


EAPS Graduate Student honored for teaching excellence

Christine Kassab, EAPS Graduate student, was awarded the Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award on Tuesday, April 23rd. Christine excels in the classroom and has been the lab coordinator for EAS 111 - Introductory Geology.

Read more.


Purdue EcoPartnership offers $4,500 travel grants for research collaborations in China

The U.S.-China EcoPartnership for Environmental Sustainability at Purdue is launching a travel grant program through the Purdue-China Visiting Scholars Network, awarding up to eight travel grants valued at $4,500 each.

Read more.