Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences

Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown University

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) integrates teaching and research to investigate fundamental phenomena affecting the Earth and planets. Our students engage in hands-on learning, in collaboration with DEEPS faculty, to explore natural hazards, global climate, and planetary bodies.

News from DEEPS

2024 Commencement Ceremony

The Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences joins Brown University in celebrating the achievements of the graduating class of 2024. Here we will be sharing an expanded version of our Commencement Program, listing the accomplishments of our new graduates, photos of the event, and other resources.
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Laura Lark is set to graduate with a doctoral degree in Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, marking a significant milestone in an already notable career. She was selected for the Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award in the physical sciences. Her dissertation is titled, Influence of Compositional Structure on Planetary Geological Evolution.   
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Weeks after a massive fire at a metal recycling business on Allens Avenue in Providence sparked environmental concerns, the NBC 10 I-Team discovered dozens of complaints made against businesses on that same street. Professor Meredith Hastings spoke with investigators about Breathe Providence and her ongoing research on local air quality. “Our project is really dedicated to try and understand patterns of air pollution across the city,” Hastings said.
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Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Box 1846
324 Brook Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-3339