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Paula Welander receives Stanford Earth Excellence in DEI Award

The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their role to create a more inclusive, just, and welcoming community at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

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Stanford Earth graduates: Stay engaged, remain hopeful, keep learning

More than any class before, the 2022 graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences are prepared to navigate uncertainties in the pursuit of a life that brings happiness and meaning, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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Stanford Global Studies student photo contest winners

The annual Stanford Global Studies photo competition recognized 11 winning photographs – including several taken by Earth systems alumni – out of over 100 entries from all around the world. 

 

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Stanford team wins 2022 EnergyTech University prize with battery recycling business plan

A business plan developed by Stanford undergraduates to commercialize the recycling of lithium cobalt oxide batteries wins the 2022 EnergyTech University prize.

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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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Stanford's Richard Nevle discusses his new book

Richard Nevle, deputy director of Stanford’s Earth Systems Program, discusses his new collection of essays about the Sierra Nevada mountain range, The Paradise Notebooks.

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In Greater Yellowstone, Wyoming seeks more control to improve hunting and eliminate predators

Officials in Wyoming, a state containing almost all of two national parks, want sole authority to manage species like elk, wolves and grizzlies. Can state agencies ensure conservation when hunters pay the bills and ranchers determine wildlife policy? (Source: The Bill Lane Center for the American West)

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CS major first to sign up for new minor in environmental justice

Evan Baldonado, ’23, a third-year student in the School of Engineering and co-director of Students for a Sustainable Stanford, is the first student to adopt a minor in environmental justice. The minor will become part of the new school focused on climate and sustainability.

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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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Images capture a year of exploration despite uncertainty

The fourth annual Stanford Earth Photo Contest drew images of a dramatic sunset, a menacing shark, an intriguing frog, and a perennial favorite – the Milky Way. The winners were selected among 101 submissions. 

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Earth Systems Program announces new Minor in Environmental Justice

Students pursuing the Minor will gain a foundational understanding of environmental justice frameworks, histories, and theories of change, as well as the skills necessary for achieving more equitable access to environmental benefits.

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Academic structure announced for new school focused on climate and sustainability

The new school will include transitional academic divisions, university-wide cross-cutting themes organized into institutes and an accelerator focused on solutions. 

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Summer reading: Igniting curiosity about Earth and imagining our future

Faculty at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences recommend these 29 books for your summer reading.

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Earth systems alum helped with Pulitzer Prize-winning project

Jackie Botts, '17, collaborated with journalists in an investigation into qualified immunity, a legal doctrine that has protected law enforcement officers from being held accountable when they use excessive force.

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Elizabeth Miller, Sibyl Diver receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

Recipients of the school’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards are selected based on nominations from students, faculty, and alumni.

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Stanford Earth graduates: Make your own future

Graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have the skills and knowledge to persevere in the face of new challenges and uncertainty, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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