The TRAPPIST team
In 2017 EAPS postdoc Julien de Wit was part of the team reporting the discovery of seven possibly life-friendly worlds orbiting TRAPPIST-1. Not surprisingly for such exciting news it was a top pick for the top stories lists at Science News and Space Magazine. De Wit joins the EAPS faculty in summer 2018.
Dara Entekhabi MIT's Bacardi and Stockholm Water Foundations Professor was awarded the 2018 David and Lucille Atlas Remote Sensing Prize for "For scientific and technical leadership in providing remote sensing data and in their use to address basic questions in hydrological science."
Nicholas Hawco PhD '17 has been awarded the 2017 Rossby Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences' Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate.
We couldn't help noticing how many of the new 2017 AGU fellows crossing the stage at the induction ceremony during the Fall Meeting had an EAPS connection. Special congratulations to:
Bonnie J. Burrati MS '74, now a planetary astronomer in the Division of Earth and Space Sciences at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
Alan D. Chave PhD '80, now Senior Scientist in the Deep Submergence Laboratory, the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Matthew J. Kohn BS '86, now a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Boise State University.
Steven W. Roecker PhD '81, now professor of earth and environmental sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Teng-fong Wong PhD '81, now professor and director of the Earth System Science Program at Chinese University of Hong Kong.