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Earth and Planets Laboratory Contributes to DC’s Essential Workers in Fight Against Coronavirus

3D Printed Parts

Carnegie Science’s Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) is putting its 3D printers to work in the worldwide fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Staff Scientist Tim Strobel is heading up an effort with Postdoctoral Fellow Wan Si Tang and Laboratory Engineer Javier Rojas to print an essential part for transparent face shields. When used in conjunction with low-grade surgical masks, these shields provide CDC-recommended levels of protection for healthcare workers interacting with a COVID-19 carrier. In addition to the 3D printing project, several EPL staff members are contributing their time and skills to supply local medical institutions. 

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How the Earth and Planets Lab Is Exploring the Universe at a Social Distance

How the Earth and Planets Lab Is Exploring the Universe at a Social Distance

Now that the majority of us are working from home due to COVID-19, we asked the scientists and staff of the Earth and Planets Lab to share what they’ve been working on. Between discovering exoplanets, writing books, modeling data, and teaching classes it certainly sounds like they’re keeping busy. They also share their favorite telework tips for anyone trying to stay sane while working from home. Enjoy!

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Carnegie Science Invites Applications from High School Teachers for Multidisciplinary Earth Science and Outreach Project in Colombia

In February, Lara Wagner, Christy Till, Gaspar Monsalve, and Agustin Cardona traveled to Colombia to prepare for the upcoming MUSICA project

Applications are open for eight highschool teachers to participate in staff scientist Lara Wagner’s research project, MUSICA (Modeling, Uplift, Seismology, and Igneous geochemistry in the Colombian Andes).

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Celebrating Women's History Month at the Earth and Planets Laboratory

Women at Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory 2020

The Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) is celebrating Women's History Month throughout the month of March, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8. This month we are celebrating the inspirational women from our history. Throughout the month we will also highlight the women who work here today.

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Letter from the Directors: A New Year, A New Name, Same Great Science

2019 Broad Branch Road Campus group photo

https://mailchi.mp/carnegiescience.edu/february-2020The Carnegie Institution of Washington established the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM) in 1904 and a year later created The Geophysical Laboratory (GL). In 2020, these two great departments that both seek to learn more about our world and its place in the Universe will come together as the Carnegie Science Earth and Planets Laboratory.

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Exoplanet Conference Comes to Campus for Second Time

Broad Branch Campus Map with CHEXO sticky note attached,

Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory (formerly the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Geophysical Laboratory) hosted the seventh Chesapeake Bay Area Exoplanet (CHEXO) meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020. It was the second time that the meeting, which happens approximately three times per year, has been held on the Carnegie Science Broad Branch Road campus.

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