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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects

By: Blaine Friedlander

Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability awarded a seed grant to an interdisciplinary project that reduces levels of air pollution in India from agricultural burning. The project is led by Natalie Mahowald and Peter Hess from the Cornell University College of Engineering, Andrew McDonald from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, and Prabhu Pingali from The Dyson School. Read more

Black Lives Matter Poster

IDEEAS Comment on Current Climate and A Way Foward

IDEEAS, a working group that fosters community, belonging and connection in EAS, released a statement denouncing anti-Black racism in all its forms and affirming the right of every human being to dignity, security, and equitable treatment. Dear EAS-ers, We are living in an era of multiple crises, mounting violence, and mourning. The current pandemic has not only upended the rhythm of our daily lives, our work, and our ways of connecting with each other. It has ravaged bodies, communities, economies, and our collective sense of physical and spiritual safety. The IDEEAS working group... Read more

EAS Awards 2020

2020 EAS Student Awards

Graduate Awards Meyer Bender ’29 and Stephen Bender ’58 Memorial Scholarship Paula Burgi The Meyer Bender ’29 and Stephen Bender ’58 Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 by the Bender family in honor of Meyer Bender ’29, who graduated from our department and who was one of our most generous and innovative benefactors throughout his life. The scholarship now also honors Meyer’s son, Stephen Bender ’58, who passed away in late 2014. Like his father, Stephen was very dedicated to our department and his alma mater. He was an honored speaker at many of our EAS Commencement Ceremonies. The... Read more

Merrill Scholar in India

EAS Student selected as a Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar

By: David Nutt

Ellen Park, a double major in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was selected as a 2020 Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar. Park was selected by Lance Collins, Dean of the College of Engineering, for her academic achievements, leadership, and potential to contribute to society. Read more

Mount St Helen

40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano, of which Professor Abers conducted extensive research

Monday, May 18 is the 40th anniversary of the massive eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington. This seminal event was the most destructive eruption in the US and gave birth to much of the modern science of volcanology. Professor Geoffrey Abers and his group have been part of a major study of Mount St. Helen over the last several years, called Imaging Magma Under St. Helens (iMUSH). iMUSH was a four-year collaborative research project involving several institutions and supported by the GeoPRISMS and EarthScope Programs of the US National Science Foundation to illuminate the... Read more

Colin Evans

Colin Evans Selected as Outstanding TA

Colin Evans was selected as an Outstanding Graduate TA for his distinguished performance in this role. Colin is a member of the Emergent Climate Risk Lab, directed by Toby Ault. Learn more about Colin in his Spotlight Story. Read more