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Prof. Chavas receives NSF CAREER Award
Assistant Professor Dan Chavas has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The CAREER Program supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research.  The award will provide five years of funding, totaling $711,000.

EAPS Alumnus Feature: Keith Kompoltowicz
As the Chief Hydrologist at the Detroit District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, EAPS alumnus Keith Kompoltowicz oversees water level forecasting on the Great Lakes. He’s been interviewed and quoted in hundreds of pieces in recent months, being the go-to expert on the Great Lakes as this year sees record high water levels. This stems, he says, from an accumulation of wet seasons over the past five to seven years.

The center of tornado activity is shifting. These researchers want to know why.
Tornado Alley, which spans from Nebraska to Texas, is widely recognized as being the epicenter of tornado activity in the U.S. However, recent studies show it could be shifting.

Cities living with a strong chance of rain
Heavy rain can overwhelm municipal infrastructure and lead to flooding that can threaten lives and property. The U.S. alone spends millions - and sometimes billions - of dollars per year on flood recovery, and more is spent around the world.

Dr. Chavas Recognized by College of Science for Undergraduate Teaching
EAPS Assistant Professor Dr. Daniel Chavas has been named the recipient of the College of Science’s Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor. The award, which was created in 1996, aims to recognize an assistant professor who has combined outstanding teaching with research excellence.


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