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Geophysics alumna awarded for earthquake research

Greg Beroza comments on work by his former student, Marine Denolle, PhD '14, who received the 2019 Charles F. Richter Early Career Award for research on ground motion predictions for future earthquakes.

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Noah Diffenbaugh testifies in Congressional climate hearing

Diffenbaugh testified before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on May 23, explaining the scientific realities of climate change and its impacts on the U.S.

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America the beautiful

Geological sciences professor George Hilley discusses teaching "Our National Parks," a 2-unit course that includes a weekend field trip to Pinnacles National Park that helps Stanford undergraduates build relationships with the land.

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Alumna named to 2019 Grist 50!

Alumna Deepti Singh, ESS PhD '15, an assistant professor at Washington State University, has been named to the 2019 Grist 50! for her innovative solutions to the biggest challenges that face our globe.

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NAS committee to examine climate interventions

Earth system science professor Chris Field is co-chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee analyzing geoengineering strategies that reflect sunlight to cool Earth.

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Stanford Energy Ventures: Why it works

Energy resources engineering graduate student David McColl writes about the course "ENERGY 203: Stanford Energy Ventures" and what makes it an effective format for developing climate mitigation project ideas.

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Camping through Stanford

Sarayu Pai writes in The Stanford Daily about her experience taking "GEOLSCI 5: Living on the Edge," a one-unit weekend field trip along the Pacific coast that teaches students about local geology.

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Cities can follow Stanford’s energy makeover to cut CO2 emissions

With a few changes to existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that other large campuses, towns and even cities can benefit from, a new study finds.

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Machine learning in geoscience: Riding a wave of progress

Greg Beroza writes about how machine learning offers a new way to use massive amounts of geoscience data to tackle complex, unsolved problems in the context of a March 2019 conference he helped organize.

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ERE PhDs receive third place in DOE contest

Ahinoam Pollack and Ayaka Abe created a project for the 2019 Geothermal Student Competition they hope "will help people better understand geothermal energy."

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The Washington Post features play co-created by Stanford Earth PhD

"The Manic Monologues" is a confessional play co-produced by geological sciences PhD candidate Zack Burton that aims to destigmatize mental illness. 

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Kate Maher explains subsurface interactions in Elements Magazine

In a special volume of Elements magazine, Kate Maher and Stanford Earth alumni write about reactive transport modeling, a central tool for understanding the formation and behavior of Earth’s systems.

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Stanford ERE students sweep 2019 SPE regional paper contest

Five students from the Energy Resources Engineering Department received prizes at the 2019 SPE Western Region Student Paper Contest.

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E-IPER students on winning team in cleantech hackathon

E-IPER students Valerie Shen, MS/MBA ’19, and Michael Levin, MS/JD ’19 competed on the team that received the grand prize for their ideas to optimize electricity use in the Stanford Cleantech Challenge.

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Stanford barn receives architecture award

Stanford Earth received a 2019 American Institute of Architects Design Award from the San Francisco chapter for the barn at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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ESA Honors Rosamond Naylor

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has named William Wrigley Professor and FSE Founding Director Rosamond Naylor as one of its 2019 Fellows. 

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