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.
We are delighted to share the news that graduate students Tia Scarpelli and Jonathan Moch have been awarded fellowships starting next academic year. Tia was awarded the four-year NDSEG (National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate) Fellowship and Jonathan was awarded the one-year Switzer Environmental Fellowship. These are great accomplishments. Congratulations Tia and Jonathan!
Please join us in congratulating our graduating students this year. We wish them every success in the years to come. It has truly been an honor to have them as part of the EPS community! And please remember, you always will have a home here in EPS!
Graduate Students: Anna Lea Albright (MS), Phoebe DeVries, Athena Eyster, Matt Hayek, Claire Healy-Leavitt, Hannah Horowitz, Chris Horvat, Sarah Hurley, Shannon Koplitz, Harriet Lau, Ding Ma, Andy Masterson, Chris Miller, Cristi Proistosescu, Adrienne Propp (MS), Jonathan Tucker, and Alex Turner.
Please follow this link to a tribute to pioneering geochemist Gerry Wasserburg that was published in EOS recently. Over the course of his career Gerry advised several EPS faculty members during their PhD work and visited the department frequently in more recent years. The painting shown in the tribute was done by EPS associate John Wood.
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!
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.
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
Please follow this link to an intersting Harvard Gazette article featuring the research of Professors Francis Macdonald and Robin Wordsworth on the possible origins of snowball Earth; far worse than a March snowstorm! The work focuses on the potential relationship between snowball Earth and volcanic sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere at that time.
Please follow this link to a Gazette article about a recent Harvard Global Institute (HGI) award to fund research by EPS faculty members Peter Huybers, Daniel Jacob, Zhiming Kuang, Eli Tziperman, and Steve Wofsy. Joining with researchers from SEAS and in China, the group will study the connection between climate and public health focusing on "acute health weather events". The HGI awards are Read more about Harvard Global Institute Award
Please follow this link to an informative Gazette article about the prospects for climate change regulations and research in the coming four years. The article features input from EPS faculty members Dan Schrag and Mike McElroy.