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EAR Announces Staff Changes: Robin Reichlin's retirement


October 18, 2022

Robin Reichlin retired after 27 years of service to EAR and NSF.  She has had a major impact on EAR, NSF, and the community at large.  She managed the Geophysics program and was instrumental in the development of key multidisciplinary programs and infrastructure for the Geosciences. These include the Cooperative Studies of Earth’s Deep Interior (CSEDI), Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER), Computational Infrastructure in Geodynamics (CIG), and the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences (COMPRES). In 2021-2022, she served as the Acting Section Head for Disciplinary Programs (DP) where she was closely involved in navigating EAR and the external community in addressing the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Her exemplary work as the Acting DP Section Head followed a long career at NSF, where she has been repeatedly recognized for her major contributions to EAR, the PI community, particularly early-career researchers, and her NSF colleagues. Prior to joining NSF, Robin worked at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where she served as the Group Leader in Experimental Geophysics. In 2015, Robin Reichlin and Sonia Esperanca received the Edward A. Flinn III Award at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meetings. As noted by AGU, this award is for the unsung heroes who provide the ideas, motivation, and labors of love that build and maintain the infrastructure without which our science could not flourish. Robin truly exemplifies this award and will be much missed by her EAR and NSF colleagues. We wish her the best in her well-earned retirement. 

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