Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

News and Awards

May 1, 2010
Professor Jim Bishop studies how plankton turnover contributes to the global carbon cycle. The process is critical to understanding and predicting present and future levels of atmospheric carbon... [Read more]
Sep 1, 2010
The NRC recently completed the ranking of doctoral programs relying on thorough consideration of various characteristics that contribute to overall quality. Using a weighting of these characteristics... [Read more]
Sep 2, 2010
President Obama announced his intent to nominate BIE Faculty Director, Prof. Inez Fung, to serve on the Committee for the National Medal of Science. The Committee on the National Medal of Science was... [Read more]
Nov 1, 2010
Professor Bill Dietrich received the 2011 Arthur Holmes Union Medal and Honorary Membership to the European Union of Geoscience.  This is one of the three equally-ranked most prestigious awards... [Read more]
Nov 2, 2010
Professor Michael Manga has been awarded the Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal of the European Geosciences Union.  This medal has been established to honor outstanding scientists whose work is related... [Read more]
Nov 1, 2010
Professor Jillian Banfield has accomplished the rather amazing feat of being recognized with two major awards in a single day. She will receive two prestigious awards – the Benjamin Franklin Medal in... [Read more]
Dec 1, 2010
The graduate admission deadline is fast approaching, get those applications in!
Apr 2, 2011
The Donald Sterling Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is given annually to a faculty member in the physical sciences who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching,... [Read more]
Apr 1, 2011
Barbara Romanowicz has been selected to receive the Harry F. Reid Medal, the highest honor of the Seismological Society of America (SSA). The Reid Medal is awarded for \"outstanding contributions to... [Read more]