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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

Cornell EAS well-represented among 2023 AGU honorees

Each year the American Geophysical Union (AGU) recognizes teams and individuals for contributions to research, education, science communication, and outreach. The list of 2023 honorees includes several people with ties to Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The AGU is an international nonprofit scientific association whose mission is “to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity.” Among the 2023 awardees are: Associate Professor Britney Schmidt has been selected to deliver the John F. Nye Lecture. The Nye Lecture is presented annually and... Read more