News: EAS

Mark Wysocki retires from New York State Climatologist position

By: Chris Dawson

(Photo: Mark Wysocki receiving the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award from the American Meteorological Society in 2017.) Mark Wysocki '89 retired from his position as New York State Climatologist recently, but you wouldn't know it. Most days, if you peek your head into Snee 2142, you will find him there looking at climate models, tracking a storm, answering emails, or just chatting with a student or colleague. Wysocki grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and neither of his parents had more than an eighth-grade education. But they extolled the virtues of a good education to Mark and his two... Read more

EAS alum is using data to improve mining practices

By: Chris Dawson

Hannah Lang ’18 has never been a rock collector and would definitely not refer to herself as a “rock nerd,” (though some of her good friends are). Yet, she graduated from Cornell EAS with a BA in the science of Earth systems and a concentration in geology. “It wasn't the rocks necessarily that drew me to geology,” Lang said. “It was actually the fact that I've always been intrigued by how we get energy and electricity—how we can take pieces of the Earth and from them, basically build up the technology and society that we have today.” Lang’s underlying interest in those most basic questions has... Read more