Dear Alumni and Friends —
The MIT Committed to Caring (C2C) program recognizes outstanding mentors and promotes thoughtful, engaged mentorship throughout the Institute.
Recognized for ongoing “leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis” by her MIT peers, Solomon was also honored in 2020 by the American Meteorological Society with a daylong symposium featuring talks by colleagues and former students.
With the creation of a new leadership role, Professor David McGee has been appointed to become Associate Department Head for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). The new position—the first of its kind at MIT—will lead the department in best practices, awareness, and implementation.
EAPS is pleased to announce Talia Tamarin-Brodsky will join the department as an Assistant Professor in climate science, in January 2022.
Roger Summons, Schlumberger Professor of Geobiology was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at the academy’s 157th annual meeting. Membership is among the highest honors scientists can receive in their career, in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Kerry Emanuel, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science is among 62 exceptional scientists elected as Fellows, Foreign Members, and Honorary Fellows of the Royal Society this year.
The influential geophysicist and staunch advocate for international scientific cooperation, who served in science advisory roles to four U.S. Presidents and went on to become President of the National Academy of Sciences, has died at the age of 95.
The renowned atmospheric chemist, environmental leader, and Nobel laureate, who discovered that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) had the potential to destroy the ozone layer in the Earth’s stratosphere, has died at the age of 77.
EAPS postdoc Greg Britten explains the benefits and necessity of increased marine conservation, and why this grand challenge is an achievable step to a sustainable future.
By Lauren Hinkel
The Babbin group shifts gears to use data from the AGAGE station in American Samoa, successfully using wind circulation to trace nitrous oxide—a powerful greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance—emerging from oceanic dead zones.
By Lauren Hinkel
Associate Professor Greg Fournier traces Earth’s history along the phylogenetic Tree of Life.
By Sarah Schwartz
Cultivating a career in science and science communication
By Fatima Husain
In a surprise twist, evidence indicates that phosphine, a gas associated with living organisms, is present in the atmosphere of Venus, Earth’s nearest neighbor.
By Jennifer Chu | MIT News
Wallace Observatory manager Tim Brothers is kept up nights by scientific exploration—and our dimming view of the night sky.
By Angela Ellis
Graduate student Maya Stokes, a geomorphology expert and ultimate frisbee coach, shows her passion for teaching in the field and on the field.
By Laura Carter
New center for Earth-centered research and collaboration due to open by 2023.
The Rasmussen Laboratory — to become the new home of the Bosak, McGee, and Ono groups — nears completion in Building 4.
Aerodyne, family, and friends of the late Charles Kolb created the lecture series to foster Institute-wide participation in honor of his “collegial personality and multidisciplinary approach to science” with the first lecture expected in 2021 or 2022.
Thanks to a generous pledge from Peter Gilman, a new unrestricted fund will grow over time providing the department an annual stream of funding to spur collaborations and meet urgent needs.
EAPS is delighted to announce that you can now help support the department in perpetuity through a gift or bequest of any amount to the newly established EAPS Endowed Fund.
With a mandate from the Visiting Committee, and generous funding from Ken Wang, EAPS seizes the opportunity to craft a strategic communications plan and upgrade
the department’s online presence.
Pat Callahan and David Dee invest in environmental sustainability at MIT
via EAPS graduate students and the future Earth and Environment Pavilion
New interactive website from Kerry Emanuel and ESI leads the public through the knowns (and unknowns) of climate change.
Hear directly from four of our graduate students as they talk a little about what drives their research curiosity and how they're working to investigate a wide range of probing questions about the natural world.
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