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The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected six Princeton University graduate students for research awards supporting projects related to climate science, energy solutions, environmental policy and other environmental topics.

Hannah Bradley, Makoto Lalwani, Katja Luxem, Ian Miller, and Liana Wait were named as the 2019 recipients of the Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research.
The team of associate research scholar Hom Nath Gharti, postdoctoral research associate Etienne Bachmann, and graduate students Congyue Cui, Lucas Sawade, and Fan Wu from the Theoretical & Computational Seismology Research Group take part in the first Princeton Graphical Processing Units (GPU) Hackathon.
The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected nine graduate students representing six departments and programs as 2019 recipients of the Mary and Randall Hack ’69 Graduate Awards for Water and the Environment, including GEO grads Jack Murphy and Danielle Schlesinger.
India is currently suffering one of the longest heatwaves in its recent history. Northern and central parts of the country have seen intense heat for more than 30 consecutive days, with temperatures in New Delhi topping 48C – the highest ever recorded in the capital in June.
An audio interview with atmospheric scientists Jane Baldwin and Prof. Gabe Vecchi on abrupt permafrost thaw & repetitive heat waves from Radio Ecoshock.
Hurricane expert Gabe Vecchi, a professor of geosciences at Princeton University, answers our questions on Hurricane season 2019. (Audio)
Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and Ph.D. Recipients from all of us at the Department of Geosciences.
The current issue of the Spring 2019 Smilodon Newsletter has been published to the Geosciences website. The full issue is available by downloading a Adobe PDF.
Xinning Zhang, assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, was among nine scientists nationwide to receive a three-year 2019 Simons Early Career Investigators in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Award from the Simons Foundation. An environmental microbiologist, Zhang’s research focuses on understanding how microbial metabolism influences biogeochemical cycling and climate in modern and ancient environments.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Wenjie Lei on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Global Seismic Full-Waveform Inversion" on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.