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Stable Isotope Geochemistry

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Earth System History

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Stable Isotope Geochemistry

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Earth System History

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Jennifer Mills named 2013 Marshall Scholar

Triple Major (EPS included) Jennifer Mills was named a 2013 Marshall Scholar, and we are so proud of her. She will study at the University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh next fall, where she will focus on climate science.

Maya Gomes wins 2013 Presidential Fellowship

Maya Gomes has won the 2013 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern University. Funded by the President of the University and awarded by The Graduate School, the new Fellows will be inducted into the Society of Fellows by President Schapiro in a ceremony on April 30, 2013. Highly competitive, Gomes was one of seven students chosen to receive the Presidential Fellowship.

Maya Gomes wins 2013 Presidential Fellowship

Maya Gomes has won the 2013 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern University.

Jennifer Mills named 2013 Marshall Scholar

Triple Major (EPS, Chemistry,and ISP) Jennifer Mills was named a 2013 Marshall Scholar. She will study at the University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh next fall, where she will focus on climate science.

A Journey to the Yucatan

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Josh Townsend receives 2012 Kraus grant from MSA

A Journey to the Yucatan

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Nestled on the Evanston campus beside Lake Michigan, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) provides a close-knit, collegial atmosphere for undergraduate and graduate study.  Students enjoy intimate access to our internationally renowned faculty and the department is recognized for a supportive and collaborative atmosphere where research and teaching are pursued at the forefront of earth and planetary sciences. A number of our faculty have been recognized with teaching awards and medals from professional organizations like GSA and AGU, and the university has recently completed construction of a state-of-the-art analytical facility for earth and planetary science research.  To learn more about our department, undergraduate and graduate programs, people, analytical facilities, and more, please explore our website, download our annual newsletter, Epicenters, or contact us.  Our contact information can be found in the footer of this web page.

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News

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Seth Stein's Germany Dispatch

EPS plans Northwestern’s 2014 Climate Change Symposium

Visiting Scholar Carol Stein, along with Professor Seth Stein and others, develop new theory on Midcontinental Rift Formation

Steve Jacobsen Featured in Daily Web Magazine, Slate

Suzan van der Lee and grad students Emily Wolin and Trevor Bollmann featured on ABC and CBS news

Seminars

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April 18, 2014, 3:00 PM
Glaciers as Deformable Karst Aquifers: Understanding Links Between Glacier Hydrology and Motion

April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM
Stable Isotope Tracers of the Subsurface Biosphere in Oceanic Basement

May 2, 2014, 3:00 PM
Cenozoic Flat-Slab Subduction Processes and the Tectonic Development of Southern Alaska

Photos

April 15, 2014