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Announcing the 2022 Global Health Seed Grant awardees

David Lobell has been awarded a 2022 Global Health Seed Grant from Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health, along with several faculty members joining the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

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New Stanford environmental injustice course explores local heavy metal contamination

The Geoscience of Environmental Justice course enables students to engage with the EPA community and work to asses and problem solve the heavy metal contaminants issue that is negatively impacting the population. 

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Stanford’s recent efforts toward zero waste lead to award winning streak

Stanford placed first in the nationwide Campus Race to Zero competition and notably received top honors for disposing the most recyclables for eight consecutive weeks. 

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The whole world in its plans

STANFORD magazine's July issue includes a feature story about the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, which is designed to catalyze solutions to our most urgent environmental challenges.

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Sustainability Accelerator brings people, policy to fast-track real-world solutions

The Sustainability Accelerator has funded its first cohort of 30 teams whose multidisciplinary projects aim to advance sustainability solutions through partnerships on local, regional, and global scales.

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Stanford’s Strategic Energy Alliance funds six new energy research projects for a total of $5.1 million

Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy selected an inaugural set of six new research projects to support for a total of $5.1 million through its Strategic Energy Research Consortium. 

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Paula Welander receives Stanford Earth Excellence in DEI Award

The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their role to create a more inclusive, just, and welcoming community at the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

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Stanford Earth graduates: Stay engaged, remain hopeful, keep learning

More than any class before, the 2022 graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences are prepared to navigate uncertainties in the pursuit of a life that brings happiness and meaning, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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Pamela Matson receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Stanford Earth’s Excellence in Teaching Award is presented annually to an instructor during the diploma ceremony on commencement weekend. The honoree is selected based on nominations from students, faculty, and alumni.

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Oceans Department created, energy department renamed to expand mission

The new and expanding departments in the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability share the goals of creating viable, scalable solutions for global sustainability while incorporating fundamental research about the planet. 

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Margot Gerritsen receives Deborah Rhode Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerritsen was one of 15 faculty members honored at the 2022 Faculty Women's Forum for her exceptional work and role in supporting women at Stanford.

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Speed & Scale: Moving leaders to act on the climate crisis

On May 25, Stanford's Arun Majumdar moderated a discussion with John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram, co-authors of Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now. (Video)

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Sebastian Perez-Lopez receives 2022 AIPG Scholarship Award

The award encourages student engagement in the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the largest organization committed to promoting geology as a profession. 

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Stanford Global Studies student photo contest winners

The annual Stanford Global Studies photo competition recognized 11 winning photographs – including several taken by Earth systems alumni – out of over 100 entries from all around the world. 

 

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Stanford team wins 2022 EnergyTech University prize with battery recycling business plan

A business plan developed by Stanford undergraduates to commercialize the recycling of lithium cobalt oxide batteries wins the 2022 EnergyTech University prize.

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Arun Majumdar named inaugural dean of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

A professor of mechanical engineering and former co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Majumdar has expertise in energy solutions and policies through his research on sustainable grid technologies and his experience in both industry and government.

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