Teachers prep for a week of hands-on geoscience during MUSICA workshop

The teachers from left to right: Ms. Stephanie Anderson, Dr. Clint Harris, Ms. Ariana Kay, Ms. Joanna Lucero, Ms. Amanda McGill, and Mr. Jean-Claude Nkongolo

During the last week of June, Carnegie Staff Scientist Lara Wagner, along with her collaborators Christy Till from Arizona State University and Brian Horton from the University of Texas - Austin, will take six middle and high school teachers into the field to get hands-on experience in geoscience. This effort is part of the NSF-funded MUSICA project, with the goal to jumpstart middle and high school geoscience curriculums with boots-on-the-ground training that coincides with active research.


Letter from the Director | May 2022

May 2022 Letter from the Director Banner Image with Sun behind the Earth

The past few weeks have been a reminder of the impermanence of life and the people we hold dear, as two former bastions of Carnegie Science and members of the former Geophysical Laboratory (GL) passed away. First, GL Director and Staff Scientist Charlie Prewitt, on April 28th, then former GL Staff Scientist Marilyn Fogel on May 11th. 

In remembering these two, it also strikes me that they would be tremendously excited by the work our scientists are continuing to do at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL). As always, it is such a pleasure to highlight our work, and this month we do so in fond memory of Charlie and Marilyn.


Ringing in Rick’s Retirement with Science, Stories, and Celebration

Graham Pearson Presents on all the Reasons Rick is Great

From May 18-20, a group of colleagues and friends from across the decades gathered to ring in the retirement of former Director Richard (Rick) Carlson with a three-day scientific symposium.


Virtual crowd of 300 attend Peter Gao's Neighborhood Lecture

Virtual crowd of 300 attend Peter Gao's Neighborhood Lecture

On April 28, 2022, Peter Gao kicked off our Neighborhood Lecture Series with a talk entitled, “Hot Jupiters, Super Puffs, and Lava Planets, Oh My!” 


Meet the 2022 class of summer interns

Interns on Campus

On May 31, 2022, the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) will welcome seven undergraduate interns to our campus to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Internship (SURI) program.


“Experiment, Fail, Learn, Repeat” Kara Brugman shares her secret to successful science

Kara Brugman at microscope

In this spotlight, Brugman talks about her recent work, discusses the importance of failure in science, and gives advice to anyone who may be looking to pursue a career in science