Welcome to the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Here, you will find programs that intersect disciplines, with faculty and students studying in fields such as severe weather, the solar system, stable isotopes, geophysics, and earth and space science education. We are proud to say that we have multiple faculty members with dual appointments in the colleges of Science and Agriculture, just one example of the ways we actively foster a collaborative academic environment.
We believe that our department is positioned to be a national role model in diversity, teaching, and the number and quality of undergraduate and graduate students. We support an inclusive learning environment where students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives can be successful. Here you will find a full statement on our core values. Guided by our values, we continue to expand, recruiting top-notch academic staff and adding two new faculty members during the 2020-21 academic year.
As with the other departments at Purdue, and universities across the globe, we’ve had to adjust our teaching and research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our faculty and staff have led the development of new courses mixing remote and classroom learning. Our students have shown incredible resiliency in adapting to these new pedagogies and have helped our instructors develop the new teaching methods.
The EAPS department continues to press forward in its four strategic initiatives: Energy and the Environment, Severe Weather Science, Planetary Exploration, and Geodata Science. In teaching, in research, and in outreach, we will continue to positively impact the fields of earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally. I welcome you to contact us if you are interested in learning more about the work that we do and the programs that we offer.
Dr. Daniel Cziczo
Professor and Head