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EAPS Alumnus Feature: Keith Kompoltowicz

EAPS Alumnus Feature: Keith Kompoltowicz
09-13-2019

As the Chief Hydrologist at the Detroit District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, EAPS alumnus Keith Kompoltowicz oversees water level forecasting on the Great Lakes. He’s been interviewed and quoted in hundreds of pieces in recent months, being the go-to expert on the Great Lakes as this year sees record high water levels. This stems, he says, from an accumulation of wet seasons over the past five to seven years.

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EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship for Mars Polar Research

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship for Mars Polar Research
09-12-2019

Prakhar Sinha didn’t begin his career as a geologist. He was originally an engineer, receiving his degree in mechanical engineering from the Ramaiah Institute of Technology in India, then received his Master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue in 2018. During that process, however, his interest moved from engineering to planetary science.

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The Role of a Turkish Lake in an EAPS Student’s Mars Research

The Role of a Turkish Lake in an EAPS Student’s Mars Research
09-12-2019

Not all research happens in a lab. Particularly in the geosciences, scientists frequently travel to field locations to aid their research. Such was the experience of EAPS graduate student Bradley Garczynski, taking an eight-hour car ride after landing in Istanbul, Turkey.

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EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Gale Crater on Mars

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Gale Crater on Mars
09-04-2019

Amanda Rudolph didn’t always know she would be a planetary geologist. Despite her current work – researching the geological history of Mars using remote sensing – she took a few years off following high school, then entered Community College. It was there that, in her words, she stumbled into a geology class.

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Local High School Students Mentored by Science K-12 Outreach Recognized for Research

Local High School Students Mentored by Science K-12 Outreach Recognized for Research
08-14-2019

Students from Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind., recently attended the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) Midwest Regional Student Research Symposium. Participating students presented original research, the result of mentoring provided in part by College of Science K-12 Outreach.

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