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EAPS Recognitions and Awards

Congratulations to alumni recognized as College of Science Distinguished Alumni and EAPS Outstanding Alumni!

View a complete list if the Purdue University College of Science awards for alumni of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences.

Questions? Please email the department: eaps-alumni@purdue.edu


Alumni in the News

Dr. Martin Doyle awarded Distinguished Science Alumni by Purdue University

On April 18, 2023, the Purdue University College of Science awarded the the Distinguished Science Alumni Award to  Dr. Martin Doyle. (PhD ’02 EAPS). He is a professor at Duke University focused on water science and policy. In addition to hundreds of scientific publications, he has written several books, including The Source, a history of America’s rivers named by Amazon as a top-10 history book of 2018. He has been selected as a Kavli Fellow for the Frontiers of Science by the National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow for his work in history and social sciences, and a Walton Family Fellow for his contributions to water sustainability in the US. Beyond academia, Doyle has served in the Department of Interior, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and beginning in May, will be the Senior Water Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Meteorologist Maci Tetrick has been named part of the 2023 Michiana 40 Under 40 class

ABC57 Meteorologist Maci Tetrick, Purdue EAPS alumna, has been named part of the 2023 Michiana 40 Under 40 class. The 40 Under 40 award celebrates 40 of Michiana's young leaders who demonstrate career success and a commitment to the community.

Purdue alum's TV show features Rube Goldberg machines

Zach Umperovitch, a 2011 Purdue alumnus, recently debuted "Crazy Contraptions," a competition show that focuses on the fun and intricate engineering involved in Rube Goldberg machines. He received his Purdue bachelor's degree in geology and geophysics in 2011 and his master's degree in 2014.

Dr. Bin Wang awarded Distinguished Science Alumni by Purdue University

BinWang_CV-002.jpg On April 8, 2022, The Purdue University College of Science Awarded Dr. Bin Wang the Distinguished Science Alumni Wang is an alumnus of Purdue Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) and earned his  Ph.D. in 1993 in Earth Science.  Bin is currently the Director of R&D at TGS.  The Distinguished Science Alumni Award is given to someone who provides significant leadership within her or his chosen field. The honoree has noteworthy professional accomplishments that reflect favorably on her or his profession, College of Science, Purdue University and society. Read more about Dr. Bin Wang.

Q&A with Aaron Goldner: From climate researcher to senior policy advisor

AaronGoldner.pngOn Capitol Hill, the day-to-day business of government works because of smart, hardworking people with a passion for public service—people like Purdue alumnus, Dr. Aaron Goldner. Back in 2013 you could find Goldner at one of West Lafayette’s coffee houses, chugging through lines of code. His graduate research focused on understanding what forcings (e.g., carbon dioxide, the Antarctic Ice Sheet, the El Niño Southern Oscillation) were critical in altering past climates and whether the scale of these forcing could be quantified to better predict future climate change. After earning his PhD from Purdue’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences that summer, Goldner headed to Washington, DC as an AGU-AAAS Congressional Science Fellow working in the Senate and at the Department of Energy, and he's been there ever since. He is currently senior advisor on energy and transportation policy in the Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. PCCRC's Rose Filley caught up with Goldner to talk about his work on the Hill.


Dr. Feustel returns to Earth from International Space Station

Dr. Andrew FeustelNASA astronaut and EAPS alumnus Andrew Feustel returned to Earth in October 2018 after serving on two consecutive NASA expeditions.  He was most recently Commander of Expedition 56.

You can watch the return from space in a video on YouTube.


Climate scientist James Hurrell named first Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair, Colorado State University

Dr. James Hurrell

Hurrell’s research centers on analyses and model simulations of climate, climate variability and climate change. In his position as Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair, Hurrell will continue his fundamental research on climate dynamics and develop collaborations across campus to examine climate impacts on a range of human and natural systems.

“Climate variability and climate change pose risks to many sectors, including agriculture, water, human health, infrastructure, national security, transportation, energy, forests and ecosystems,” said Hurrell. “I am eager to collaborate with CSU researchers working in these areas.”

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