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The Emmett Matching Program for E-IPER

The Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) attracts and trains some of the world’s most promising leaders working on issues related to environment, resources, and human wellbeing. Established in 2001 and named with a sustaining gift from the Emmett family in 2009, the program promotes interdisciplinary research and equips students with an unprecedented range of skills for discovering solutions and shaping policy.

Dan, '61, and Rae Emmett

In 2016, Rae and Dan Emmett, ’61, generously established the Emmett Matching Program, a special opportunity for interested donors to help enhance E-IPER by providing new resources for faculty and students, including special research and educational opportunities. Gifts of $10,000 or more (payable over five years) are eligible to receive this one-to-one match. Giving opportunities are listed below.

News & Features

E-IPER Scholar finds resiliency in Alaskan forests

While carrying out scientific research in forest ecology, Stanford’s Lauren Oakes found stories of hope by immersing herself in local communities. In her new book, she explores a journey of loss, adaptation and resilience to climate change

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Students Share Subsistence Practices Through Film

The film highlights ways that indigenous knowledge and western science can work together in management of subsistence resources.

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Rising seas hurt local economies

High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Maryland. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal communities.

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E-IPER students on winning team in cleantech hackathon

E-IPER students Valerie Shen, MS/MBA ’19, and Michael Levin, MS/JD ’19 competed on the team that received the grand prize for their ideas to optimize electricity use in the Stanford Cleantech Challenge.

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What Can Geothermal Do for East Africa?

Collaboration grant helps E-IPER students show that many of the best geothermal sites in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania could be cost effective to develop for energy.

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Student and Alumni Spotlights

Tannis Thorlakson
Tannis Thorlakson, PhD '18

“30 Under 30”

GreenBiz honors young leaders who demonstrate the promise of sustainability in their everyday work.

Shruthi Baskaran. Photo credit: Cassandra Fong
Shruthi Baskaran, MBA '17, MS '18

Feeding the World

Making global agricultural systems more efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Shannon Switzer Swanson in Tonga. Photo by Michaela Clemence
Shannon Switzer Swanson

Following the Marine Supply Chain

Understanding the aquarium trade and the fishers who depend on it.

Apoorv Bhargava. Photo by Steve Castillo
Apoorv Bhargava, MBA ’17, MS ’18

Bridging solutions for clean energy

Artificial intelligence and machine learning in the electricity sector.

Cassandra Brooks  Photo credit: Christina Riesselman
Cassandra Brooks, PhD '17

Conservation in academia

Economics and data analysis support passion for conservation. and education.

Samuel Adeyemo in Kenya
Samuel Adeyemo, MBA ’13, MS ’14

Scaling Solar

Joint MS student created comprehensive software to streamline the design and installation of photovoltaic systems.

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Mynor Aragon

Associate Director of Development, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

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