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Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

The Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences has a great diversity of programs and intersecting disciplines, with faculty and students studying in fields such as severe weather, the solar system, stable isotopes, and geophysics. We are committed to four strategic initiatives: Energy and the Environment, Severe Weather Science, Planetary Exploration, and Geodata Science.

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Office of Engagement recognizes award winners for 2020, 2021

Purdue’s Office of Engagement named winners of its annual faculty and staff engagement awards for 2020 and 2021 at an in-person and virtual celebration on April 20. Steven Smith, Purdue EAPS, was awarded a Staff Engagement Award.

Making a difference in education: 2021 Purdue Teaching Awards

Innovative. Inspiring. Dedicated. Caring. You'll hear these words again and again and again when students and peers talk about the winners of Purdue's 2021 teaching awards: the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy, the Exceptional Early Career Teaching Award and the Excellence in Instruction Award for Lecturers. These 10 teachers overcame obstacles of a global pandemic to innovate instruction and deliver impactful learning. Through their persistent pursuit of excellence, they assisted students in achieving their greatest potential with every class or lab – either in person, virtually, or both – shaping future Boilermaker leaders and changemakers. Today, Purdue is sharing their stories.

2020-21 EAPS Awards Banquet presented virtual due to pandemic

The Annual EAPS Awards Banquet has again been presented virtually this year due to the pandemic. Because there were awards to be presented and students to be celebrated, EAPS decided to move the awards banquet online and have a virtual two week ceremony on social media. Awards were presented in video format on the EAPS social media channels Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram Monday through Friday from April 19 through April 30, 2021.

Purdue Scientist Discusses Role in NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover | Briony Horgan

"This is Purdue" Podcast featuring Dr. Briony Horgan An Associate Professor of Planetary Science at Purdue University, Briony Horgan is also one of the tactical science leads for NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover. She is examining the Mars landscape through a rover camera called Mastcam-Z - which she helped design for this mission. Talk about a Boilermaker who is taking Giant Leaps! Listen in as Briony discusses what the team of scientists on this mission is looking for on the Red Planet, and what being a part of Purdue’s community means to her.

Climate Change Research Video Competition

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) hosted a research video competition during the Spring 2021 semester for Purdue graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Winners were announced on April 22, 2021. First Place for the Post-Doctoral Competition was awarded to Elizabeth Olson.

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