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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

Bok Center's Distinction in Teaching awards announced!

March 9, 2017

 

Please join us in congratulating several of our TFs and a TA from the Fall 2016 semester who were recently announced as recipients of the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching from the Bok Center! This certificate is awarded to teaching fellows and teaching assistants who earn an overall score of 4.5 out of 5.0 or higher (with a minimum of five evaluations) on the Q evaluations completed by students in their courses. Recipients will be honored by the Bok Center at a reception in April. Thank you to all of our TFs and TAs who work hard to promote learning and Read more about Bok Center's Distinction in Teaching awards announced!

Origins of Life and the Work of Juan Perez-Mercader's Group

March 1, 2017

Please follow the link below to an intersting article in Chemical World about the earliest phases of life featuring the work of Juan Perez-Mercader's group at the Rowland Institute.  Juan is a Senior Research Fellow and Principal Investigator on a multi-year project focused on synthetic biology and the origins of life.  The second link is to a recent and related publication in Nature.  Fascinating work!

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Earth-sized planets around Trappist-1

February 24, 2017

The discovery of Earth-sized planets around Trappist-1 has been making waves, and we’re proud to say that the interior structures of those seven newly discovered planets were calculated based on the model developed here at EPS by the Jacobsen group. Attached is the paper from Nature that cites their work; specifically, figure 2 is plotted based on the composition model developed by Professor Stein Jacobsen, Professor Dimitar Sasselov of the Center for Astrophysics, and Dr. Li Zeng, Simons Foundation postdoc. They would like to thank the entire EPS community for their support, as Read more about Earth-sized planets around Trappist-1

EPS Shaler Teaching Award Winners!

December 9, 2016

 

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015-16 Shaler Teaching Award: Yanpeng Sun who was a TF for EPS 171 Structural Geology & Tectonics in Fall 2015 and Will Steinhardt who was a TF for ES 123 Intro to Fluid Mechanics Spring 2016.  The Shaler Teaching Award is given annually to teaching fellows who exhibit excellence in teaching. Each recipient of this award receives an "Outstanding EPS Teaching Fellow" certificate, an engraved Estwing rock hammer, and $500. Great work Yanpeng and Will!