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Former Intern Sammy Howell Accepted to Ph.D. Program at Duke University

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After spending the summer of 2019 at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) studying space dust, Samantha “Sammy” Howell has been accepted into a Ph.D. program at Duke University, where she will study civil and environmental engineering.

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AAAS and Carnegie announce 2020 fellows

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 Richard Carlson, Director of Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was selected for his “outstanding research, leadership, innovation and service to the community in geochemistry and geology.”

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Carnegie Geochemist Anat Shahar Elected President-Elect of AGU’s SEDI Section

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The Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) congratulates Staff Scientist Anat Shahar, who was recently elected to serve as President-Elect of the Study of the Earth’s Deep Interior (SEDI) section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU conducts elections every two years. These volunteer leaders commit themselves to advancing the mission, goals, and core values of AGU.

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Carnegie Alum Jackie Faherty Wins Vera Rubin Early Career Prize

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Earth & Planets Laboratory (EPL) congratulates alum Jackie Faherty, who recently received the American Astronomical Society’s 2020 Vera Rubin Early Career Prize. 

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95 Cool New Neighbors Discovered by Carnegie Alum and Citizen Scientists

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Carnegie Alum Jackie Faherty was part of a team consisting of citizen scientists and professional astronomers that recently discovered 95 cool brown dwarfs close to our own Solar System. Faherty was a co-author on the resulting paper, which was recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. 

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