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Students tackle sustainable water management

In GEOPHYS 190: Near-Surface Geophysics, Rosemary Knight and Dustin Schroeder help students apply geophysical imaging methods and tools to sustainable water management. 

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Valerie Shen named 2019 Siebel Scholar

E-IPER student Valerie Shen, who is pursuing a joint MBA/MS in Environment and Resources, has been named a 2019 Siebel Scholar for her outstanding academic achievement and leadership.

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Jon Payne on People Behind the Science Podcast

Geological Sciences professor Jon Payne discusses a range of life experiences, from hobbies and home life to the trials and successes of his research.

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Sustainable Finance Initiative to help unleash decarbonization capital

A new Stanford program, supported by Bank of America, will fund research to develop the finance and policy tools needed for the transition to a decarbonized and climate-resilient global economy.

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Sharing science in South Africa

During the summer of 2018, eight students traveled to South Africa with the Stanford Alpine Project (SAP), an organization that gives Stanford students a chance to design and implement a student-led field excursion that is accessible to all Earth scientists. 

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Students share subsistence practices through film

E-IPER students have produced a film that highlights ways that indigenous knowledge and western science can work together to manage resources.

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Paula Welander receives NSF, GSA awards

Paula Welander has been honored by the GSA for her research accomplishments and presented a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for her proposal to research biomarker lipids that give insight into Earth’s history.

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When the career path takes a sharp left

Three E-IPER alumni share what led them to take a chance on a less conventional job change.

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Usua Amanam named 2019 Siebel Scholar

Energy Resources Engineering PhD student Usua Amanam has been recognized as a 2019 Siebel Scholar. The foundation awards grants to graduate students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership.

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Space mission course explores ‘big science’ through new lens

Dustin Schroeder, an assistant professor of geophysics, challenges first-year students to dissect “big science” with the introductory seminar The Space Mission to Europa.

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Tony Kovscek to lead new Energy Frontier Research Center

Stanford will soon be home to two new Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers, aimed at transforming the way energy is generated, transformed, stored and used.

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Two E-IPER PhDs receive Switzer Environmental Fellowships

Miyuki Hino and Philip Womble, PhD students in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), have been recognized for their contributions and commitment to improving the environment.

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MBA Fellow to Pursue Joint E-IPER Degree

Samantha Tellatin, the recipient of a 2018-19 Stanford USA MBA Fellowship, will pursue an MBA degree jointly with an MS in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Fellows were selected for their commitment to supporting development and revitalization in the Midwest.

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Learning en plein air

The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm is featured among the university's gardens that are open to people who live, work and study at Stanford, those who live nearby, and others who visit campus from across the country and the world.

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What caused the dinosaur extinction?

Geology alumna Gerta Keller, '78 is featured in an article in The Atlantic exploring her controversial hypothesis about the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, a theory amidst the “dinosaur wars.”

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Simon Klemperer named 2018 AGU Fellow

AGU Fellows are honored for visionary leadership and scientific excellence that fundamentally advances research. Klemperer, a geophysics professor, studies the growth, tectonic evolution, and deformation of the Earth's crust and upper mantle using active and passive seismology.

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