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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources

We train the next generation to help solve critical environmental and sustainability challenges.

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Drive solutions for a sustainable future

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Join us to develop the knowledge, skills, perspectives, and ways of thinking necessary to help solve the world’s most significant environmental and resource sustainability challenges. With our program now in its 20th year, E-IPER students and faculty work across academic disciplines—the physical and natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities, law and policy, medicine, and business—to yield new insights and novel solutions to urgent global problems. They include clean energy, climate change, food security, water quality and quantity, land conservation, human health and sanitation, sustainable cities, ocean health, and biodiversity loss. 


Stanford research resources

Check out the many cross-campus research groups and facilities that E-IPER students may access.

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See where an E-IPER degree can take you from green investing to deep sea research, business or environmental policy. 

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EIPER-related News

Thinking beyond the academic degree

A new certificate program provides a framework for Stanford Earth graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to learn new skills, gain practical experience, and produce portfolio pieces that will broaden their professional preparedness. The program will be carried into the new school focused on climate and sustainability.

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Social Ecology Lab investigates connection between places and people

Associate Professor and E-IPER Director Nicole Ardoin and her team are working to understand how people feel about the world around them – and what they’re able and willing to do to protect it.

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Investing in farmers

E-IPER alumni Jayce Hafner, MS/MBA ’19, and Sami Tellatin, MS/MBA ’20, co-founded a startup that automates the process of matching farmers to financing, drastically reducing the time needed for the whole application process.


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Q&A: Education programs within the new school

Nicole Ardoin and Mark Horowitz discuss exciting new programs and courses within the new school, which will focus on climate and sustainability. 


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