Immigration-related Travel Restrictions

February 22, 2017

Many members of the EPS community, and the University commuity more broadly, have epxressed concerns related to the unique effect that recent federal travel restictions may have on our international scholars.  In response, we have created the web page below to serve as an expession of our concerns, provide links to University resources, and to keep our community informed as to developments on this issue.  As always, we welcome your feedback.

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GSAS Merit Fellowship awarded to Sunny Park

April 27, 2017


EPS graduate student Sunny Park has been awarded the Graduate School’s Merit Fellowship for 2017-18 for her research proposal titled “The Earth Revealed by New Seismological Approaches - Insights into the Deep Processes from Top to Bottom”. Well done Sunny!


Save the Date - EPS Spring BBQ

April 5, 2017


This year we will be celebrating EPS Day and having our annual EPS BBQ on Cinco de Mayo: Friday, May 5 at 3pm. We will start at 3pm with grad student talks, then move outside for the BBQ at 4pm, which will include a margarita bar and liquid nitrogen ice cream! At 6pm, we will move back indoors for powerpoint karaoke and other activities. 

Please let us know if you would be interested in signing up for a grad student talk or powerpoint karaoke. We're also looking for volunteers to help with event set-up, some food prep, and event clean-up. 

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Juan Perez Mercader

Mimicking Life in a Chemical Soup

April 3, 2017

Please follow this link to a Harvard Gazette article featuring some extremely innovative work by EPS Senior Research Fellow Juan Perez Mercader on the origins of life. Quoting from the article, "A Harvard researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures that grow, move in response to light, replicate when destroyed, and exhibit signs of rudimentary… Read more about Mimicking Life in a Chemical Soup

NSF Fellowship winners in EPS!

March 29, 2017


Congratulations to current EPS graduate student Judy Pu and incoming G1 Tina Liu who were both awarded 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships!


Zach Adam

Zachary Adam awarded ASU 2017 Origins Project Post-doctoral Lectureship

March 20, 2017

Please join us in congratulating Zach Adam as this year's recipient of the ASU Origins Project Post-doctoral Lectureship Award.  Quoting from the ASU web site, this award is the "largest of its kind in the world, is offered to promising young scholar-scientists on the basis of their scholarly achievement and potential, as well as their skills in science communication. Part of the award is a week-long residency at Arizona State University where Adam will offer a series of departmental colloquia and a large public lecture on the topic of his expertise in early April."   Please follow… Read more about Zachary Adam awarded ASU 2017 Origins Project Post-doctoral Lectureship