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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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Careers

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

How climate threatens our health

"Climate’s impact on health allows us to put our arms around a problem," says Michele Barry, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health. "When you bring health into the equation, all of a sudden, people can focus on the impact – the very real impact – on their lives." (Source: Stanford Medicine)

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E-IPER students awarded in global carbon removal competition

Two E-IPER-affiliated teams have been awarded by XPRIZE and The Musk Foundation. Holocene Climate won in the category of Carbon Dioxide Removal Demonstrations and Working Trees in Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Technologies.

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Nicole Ardoin named a 2021 Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

The director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), has been recognized by Stanford’s Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. 

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Peter Vitousek, Gretchen Daily honored by British Ecological Society

Vitousek and Daily, who are both emeriti faculty directors of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), have been recognized for work that has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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