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Greg Beroza honored with AGU’s 2021 Beno Gutenberg Lecture

The lecture is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of seismology. Beroza will discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing studies of seismicity.

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Greg Beroza receives Humboldt Research Award

The geophysicist and Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Science, whose work has covered a breadth of topics in earthquake seismology, is recognized for his research and teaching excellence.

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Sally Benson to lead new White House Energy Division

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a new Energy Division and hired Sally Benson as Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition.

 

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School of Earth to be merged into new sustainability school

Kam Moler, vice provost and dean of research, discussed the new school with The Stanford Daily. Moler and Stanford Earth Dean Stephan Graham are leading efforts to develop the new school.

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Faculty Senate holds last meeting of 2021 fall quarter

The Faculty Senate heard from Kam Moler, vice provost and dean of research, and Dean Stephan Graham about progress toward creating the new school focused on climate and sustainability, which will launch September 2022.

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2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Presented to Naomi Oreskes

Stanford Earth’s highest alumni honor is awarded to a globally recognized voice on the role of science in society.

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E-IPER students awarded in global carbon removal competition

Two E-IPER-affiliated teams have been awarded by XPRIZE and The Musk Foundation. Holocene Climate won in the category of Carbon Dioxide Removal Demonstrations and Working Trees in Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Technologies.

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Earth faculty receive HAI seed grant for CO2 sequestration

Jef Caers, Sally Benson and Tapan Mukerji have been awarded a 2021 Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) seed grant to prototype an intelligent agent for CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers.

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Nicole Ardoin named a 2021 Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

The director of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), has been recognized by Stanford’s Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education Program for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education. 

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Peter Vitousek, Gretchen Daily honored by British Ecological Society

Vitousek and Daily, who are both emeriti faculty directors of the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), have been recognized for work that has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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Pam Matson appointed to science advocacy NGO leadership

Pam Matson has been appointed to help lead the International Science Council, an international non-governmental organization that works to provide a global voice for science. 

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David Mucciarone, ‘heart and soul of the lab,’ wins 2021 Amy J. Blue Award

Mucciarone, lab manager in the Department of Earth System Science, is among this year’s winners of the Amy J. Blue Award, which honors staff who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work.

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Malory Brown awarded by European geochemistry society

The Earth system science PhD candidate has been awarded by the European Association of Organic Geochemists for her innovative and groundbreaking research on ancient bacteria.

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Wendy Mao named 2021 AGU Fellow

The geological sciences professor is among 59 fellows elected for outstanding achievements and contributions that push the frontiers of science – an honor that AGU has given to fewer than 0.1% of its members since 1962.

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Chris Field co-chairing new AAAS climate commission

Field has been appointed co-chair of a new nonpartisan, multidisciplinary, multiyear project focused on identifying barriers to climate action and recommending how the U.S. can accelerate climate mitigation and adaptation.

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