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2024 Faculty and Staff Awards

02-26-2024

The annual College of Science Faculty and Staff Awards are being presented to the honorees at various times during the month of February by their home departments. On this site, we wish to share with everyone from the College information on all of the individuals receiving an award and the reason that they were nominated for the honor. Awardees from Purdue EAPS include: Ali Bramson, Marty Frisbee, Ryan Ickert, Yunyue Elita Li, and Jenni Montes.


Satellites are burning up in the upper atmosphere – and we still don’t know what impact this will have on the Earth’s climate

02-26-2024

THE CONVERSATION — Atmospheric scientists are increasingly concerned that the space sector will cause further climate change down on Earth. One team recently, and unexpectedly, found potential ozone-depleting metals from spacecraft in the stratosphere, the atmospheric layer where the ozone layer is formed. Dan Cziczo, professor and head of Purdue EAPS, is cited in this article in The Conversation.


The science behind leap years

02-26-2024

WLFI — Why do we have leap years? David Minton, associate professor of planetary sciences at Purdue, explains why leap years are necessary in an interview with WLFI.


Odysseus completes first US moon landing in 50 years: How did it unfold?

02-26-2024

ALJAZEERA — Technical issues forced Odysseus to take an extra lap around the moon, but the craft carrying NASA cargo has landed safely. Ali Bramson, of Purdue EAPS, is quoted in this article by Aljazeera.


How is snow made? An atmospheric scientist describes the journey of frozen ice crystals from clouds to the ground

02-26-2024

THE CONVERSATION — The thought of snow can conjure up images of powdery slopes, days out of school or hours of shoveling. For millions of people, it’s an inevitable part of life – but you may rarely stop to think about what made the snow. Alexandria Johnson, professor of atmospheric and planetary sciences, explains how snow is made in this piece she penned for The Conversation.


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