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

EAPS Graduate Student Awarded NASA Fellowship for Mars Polar Research
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.

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Gale Crater on Mars
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.

EAPS Student Awarded Indiana Space Grant for Carbonaceous Chondrites Research
EAPS graduate student Dara Laczniak has an ambitious research project. She believes clues to the origin of life on Earth and evolution of the Solar System may lie within a specific type of space rock.

EAPS Graduate Student Investigating Mercury Impact Basin
Mars gets a lot of attention these days, but other planets have important things to teach us, as well. Take Mercury, for example, which EAPS graduate student Greg Gosselin is studying.


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