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Simona Onori named Distinguished Lecturer, editor in chief of EV journal

The assistant professor of energy resources engineering has been named a 2020-22 Distinguished Lecturer through the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and editor in chief of the newly titled SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles.

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Stanford Impact Labs forges partnerships to tackle social problems

The Stanford Impact Labs accelerator is advancing a collaboration to help Bay Area residents that will be disproportionally impacted by the effects of climate change. The project is led by Jenny Suckale and includes courses taught by Derek Ouyang and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi.

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Nataniel Holtzman receives NASA fellowship

The Earth system science PhD student has been awarded by the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) competition. Holtzman will carry out field work and create maps of plant hydraulic traits to investigate how plants may respond to and influence climate.

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Q&A: Why discuss sexuality and gender in the geosciences?

Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth members talk about the role that their sexual and gender identities have in the workplace.

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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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Dustin Schroeder, Thomas Hayden 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 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 Science fellow from inaugural cohort to work with Stanford Earth

Stanford Science Fellows will collaborate with multiple PIs across different disciplines in the natural sciences while pursuing projects of their own design. Sarah Cooley’s research will focus on harnessing miniature satellites for the remote study of greenhouse methane emissions from Arctic waters.

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

As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, even diversity within broad categories such as Asian American, four Stanford Earth members share how their ethnic-cultural backgrounds have informed and impacted their careers.

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School focused on climate and sustainability will amplify Stanford’s impact

"Stanford must be a visionary leader in understanding environmental change, and in collaboration with diverse partners, translating that knowledge into action toward our goal of a sustainable, healthy planet and healthy people," said Dean Stephan Graham.

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Tiziana Vanorio discusses teaching remotely in response to the novel coronavirus

"The virtual lab is a way to provide them a lab where they can practice any time. If we can make the learning curve less steep and shorten the learning time, then students can focus sooner on research," Vanorio said.

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Greg Beroza outlines 10-year research priorities in Earth sciences

Geophysics professor Greg Beroza has co-authored a major new report from the National Academies of Sciences outlining priority research questions for Earth sciences in the next decade.

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The first footprints on Mars could belong to this geologist

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, Geological and Environmental Sciences BS ’10, is at the forefront of a new crop of space explorers destined for the Moon, and maybe one day, Mars.

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Wilderness writer Craig Childs visits Stanford's Wild Writing class

Earth Systems MS student Samantha Faul reflected on a recent visit of writer Craig Childs to an environmental writing class taught by Richard Nevle and Emily Polk that explores and interrogates nature and wilderness through readings, discussion, and creative nonfiction writing.

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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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Students turn class projects into cleantech startups

The Stanford Energy Ventures course helps passionate entrepreneurs develop novel energy solutions and has launched almost 20 startups worth more than $30 million over the past three years.

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