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Graduate students awarded 2020 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships

Graduate students awarded 2020 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships
06-05-2020

This year, two Purdue University graduate students associated with Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary (EAPS) were awarded this scholarship: Laura Chaves and Jennifer Pouplin. Chaves is a Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary (EAPS) student within the Purdue University College of Science and Pouplin is a student from School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and working with an EAPS faculty advisor. The 35 fellows awarded this year represent 14 countries.

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Evidence that Mars Used to Have a Ring

Evidence that Mars Used to Have a Ring
06-04-2020

Mars only has two moons: Phobos and Deimos. They’re strange, for moons, little more than lumpy, potato-shaped chunks of rock. They’re much too small for self-gravitation to have made them round. And one of them, Deimos, has an unusually tilted orbit. What does that slight tilt tell us about Deimos? About Mars?

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Graduating during a pandemic: spotlight on Robert Wayne Swisher

Graduating during a pandemic: spotlight on Robert Wayne Swisher
05-29-2020

The graduating class of 2020 will now be known as the graduates of COVID-19. Typically, graduates would be having face to face interviews with their future employers, mingling within a huge hall full of proud family members at Commencement, hanging out with the friends they’ve made during college, and taking their last classes lecture halls. Instead, they are taking Zoom meetings for classes and having virtual commencements while adhering to the new norm of social distancing. Robert Wayne Swisher, a 2020 graduate, details what it is like to graduate during a pandemic.

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Meet Amanda Rudolph, NSF grant recipient

Meet Amanda Rudolph, NSF grant recipient
05-20-2020

Career paths aren’t always clear or immediate. Amanda Rudolph mapped out hers after enrolling in a geology class on a whim — her first step toward a promising future in planetary science. Rudolph has now earned a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work with the Mars rover.

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Laura Pyrak-Nolte selected to receive award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Laura Pyrak-Nolte selected to receive award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists
05-12-2020

Laura Pyrak-Nolte, has been selected to receive the Society's Reginald Fessenden Award from the Society of Exploration Geophysicists. This award is given to a person who has made a specific technical contribution to exploration geophysics. She developed a fluid flow vs elastic stiffness function that is an important contribution, as it provides a fundamental relation between two important and often measured properties. This relation, coupled with knowledge of fracture surface properties, provides a promising approach for inferring fluid flow properties from seismic data in fractured rock. The award will be given in Houston, TX this October.

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