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Dr. Thompson to Investigate Untouched Apollo Samples

Dr. Thompson to Investigate Untouched Apollo Samples
04-16-2019

While much attention is sometimes given in planetary research to the possibility of returning samples from new celestial bodies, one of the great opportunities for research actually comes from the past. Many samples taken from past missions, including those from the Apollo program to the Moon, were vacuum sealed and never exposed to Earth’s atmosphere.

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College of Science, EAPS Present Distinguished Science Alumna and Philanthropy Awards

College of Science, EAPS Present Distinguished Science Alumna and Philanthropy Awards
04-15-2019

At the College of Science’s annual Distinguished Science Awards, the College and EAPS presented awards to recognize alumni accomplishments and philanthropy in support of the Department.

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EAPS Study Identifies Source of ‘Crater Equilibrium’

EAPS Study Identifies Source of ‘Crater Equilibrium’
04-08-2019

After several years of study, one thing is clear about the lunar surface: it is a very dynamic environment that changes over time. One example of this can be seen in the way that small craters degrade at the same rate as they form, keeping the number of small craters on the lunar surface constant over time. This equilibrium between the formation and degradation of craters also makes it difficult to judge the scale of close up images of the lunar surface. EAPS scientists have taken a crucial step in solving this problem in a publication authored by Dr. David Minton and coauthored by EAPS undergraduate student Bryan Howl.

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Dr. Chavas Recognized by College of Science for Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Chavas Recognized by College of Science for Undergraduate Teaching
04-04-2019

EAPS Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel Chavas has been named the recipient of the College of Science’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor. The award, which was created in 1996, aims to recognize an assistant professor who has combined outstanding teaching with research excellence.

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Dr. Cushman Inducted into Purdue Research Foundation Innovators Hall of Fame

Dr. Cushman Inducted into Purdue Research Foundation Innovators Hall of Fame
04-03-2019

EAPS Distinguished Professor Dr. John H. Cushman is receiving an honor granted to only 25 Purdue researchers each year – induction into the Purdue Research Foundation’s Innovators Hall of Fame.

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