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Mars landing: Cause for celebration

Dean Stephan Graham writes about the significance of the Perseverance rover landing in his February Dean’s Desk blog.

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Matt Lees receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Lees has paved the way for understanding how the complex relationship between groundwater levels, subsurface structure and subsurface properties leads to the sinking of the Earth’s surface.

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Geological sciences redesigns major in favor of fewer units and new core

The newly added flexibility in core courses allows for greater exploration of the major that typically isn’t covered in high school curricula, said Department Chair Kevin Boyce.

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Q&A: What does it mean to be Black in the geosciences?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth community members talk about how their Blackness has informed and impacted their careers.

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Q&A: What role do religion and spirituality play in scientific pursuits?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, five Stanford Earth community members talk about how their spiritual and religious identities have informed and impacted their careers.

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Karen Casciotti named 2020 John Hayes Award recipient

The award from the Geochemical Society is given to a mid-career scientist for outstanding accomplishments that draw together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

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Faculty input sought for new climate and sustainability school

Following deliberations by a Blueprint Advisory Committee in the fall, leaders are seeking faculty input on proposals for the new school’s structure, composition and areas of focus.

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Lab life at Stanford during the COVID-19 pandemic

Geological scientist Erik Sperling and his lab are featured in a Stanford News story about the challenges labs on campus have been facing.

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Stanford student teams up with NASA, Google to teach climate change

Earth systems student Liza Goldberg, ’24, helped develop Cloud to Classroom, a program that uses satellite imagery to teach climate change.

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Energy Leader Mike Ming Earns Distinguished Alumni Award

He began his career at a time when energy scarcity threatened the U.S. economy and national security. Now he would like to have an honest conversation about managing abundance.

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Nick Halla recognized with Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award

E-IPER graduate's ambition to drive technology for sustainability brings him full circle to focus on food system innovation.

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From family farm to global food force

With Impossible Foods, E-IPER alumnus Nick Halla strives to restore global biodiversity and reverse the trend of climate change by transforming the global food system.

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At Stanford 2020: The year in review

Looking back at what has been a turbulent year, the Stanford community has found new ways to come together to learn and to work, while also advancing research. 

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Noah Diffenbaugh receives AGU’s William Kaula Award

The professor of Earth system science was honored for extraordinary contributions to the growth, quality, and success of the peer-reviewed journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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New insights and discoveries at AGU 2020

From Dec. 7-17, Stanford faculty, students and scholars presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with fellow scientists and researchers from various disciplines in the Earth and planetary sciences. 

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Simona Onori wins C3E research award for work on sustainable transportation

The annual award from the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, or C3E, recognizes mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy.

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