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Prof. Simona Onori named new Editor-in-Chief of SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles

 "It is an honor to provide guidance to this journal as we look to further educate the technical communities with groundbreaking research and knowledge sharing," says Prof. Onori.

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Summer reading: Illuminating our planet and paths toward sustainability

Faculty at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences recommend these 24 books for your summer reading.

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Stanford Earth dean urges graduates: Turn challenges into opportunities

Graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have the knowledge and skills to create an environmentally just and sustainable world for everyone, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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Dhruv Suri named a 2020 Knight-Hennessy Scholar

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society.

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Stanford Global Energy Dialogues will examine COVID-19’s effects on the future of energy

The series will focus on how the energy sector can help the world recover from the economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Arun Majumdar and Sally Benson, co-directors of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. 

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Stanford Earth researchers awarded by the SEG

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has honored new research on retrieving the subsurface speed of sound, studying waveguide properties of shale gas reservoirs, and using machine learning to characterize rock properties in the subsurface from seismic images.

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Ahinoam Pollack and team finalists in the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory (INL), hosted the 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge™: GIS Mapping Student Competition. The design challenge focused on a non-technical barrier to geothermal development.

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Prof. Inês M.L. Azevedo and her team calculate carbon intensity

The carbon intensity of the U.S. power sector reached a new low in 2019, more than a third below its 2005 level, according to a new analysis from Carnegie-Mellon University. 

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How Technology Can Save the Planet

Prof. Inês M.L. Azevedo and fellow researchers explore the paths to Net Zero

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Prof. Margot Gerritsen a guest on NVIDIA's AI Podcast

GTC Digital  was held in March 2020. The event included several half-hour interviews with leaders across AI and accelerated computing.

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Researchers look to improve leak detection for the world’s aging water pipes

It's estimated that water utilities are losing 20%-50% of water being delivered to customers due to leaky supply pipes. Daniel Tartakovsky proposes a new method for detecting these leaks. 

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Recognizing and empowering women in STEM at Stanford

 “We do not just want work with women at the exclusion of others. We do want to promote outstanding work by outstanding women, and show women they are not alone in this field,” says ERE professor Margot Gerritsen.  

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ERE PhD works to improve local municipal utilities

As an intern with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Nora Hennessy created a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of citywide energy storage programs. 

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A better way to detect underground water leaks

Stanford researchers propose a new way to locate water leaks within the tangle of aging pipes found beneath many cities. The improvement could save time, money and billions of gallons of water.

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