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Big Earth Water Hackathon inspires solutions, from hydropower to sanitation

This fall, the second in a series of Big Earth Hackathons focused on finding innovative solutions for global problems. The competition’s water theme encompassed issues that are key to our survival as a species.

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Stanford Earth photos inspire science and wonder

Stanford Earth's 2018 photo contest drew nearly 200 photographs from around the world from faculty, students, and staff. Photos captured the natural world, students at work in the field, and research in the lab.

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Learning by doing—and teaching

Undergraduate Andea Scott's research adventure in Colorado was also a learning opportunity for her mentor, Dana Chadwick.

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Two E-IPER graduates named 2019 30 Under 30 in Energy

Apoorv Bhargava, E-IPER MS-MBA '18, and Tim Latimer, E-IPER MS-MBA '17, have been recognized as innovators in the 2019 Forbes list, 30 Under 30 in Energy. 

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Karianne Bergen, PhD '18, receives student author award

The 2018 Geophysical Journal International Student Author Award has been awarded to Karianne Bergen, PhD '18, for a paper co-authored with Greg Beroza detailing three new methods for detecting earthquakes.

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Program to diversify academia celebrates 10th anniversary

Stanford Earth's Rosemary Knight is a panelist for a professional development conference for participants of the Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence Doctoral Fellowship Program (DARE).

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Elizabeth Miller receives GSA career award

Elizabeth Miller has been awarded the 2018 Structural Geology & Tectonics Career Contribution Award from the Geological Society of America.

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Global leaders to explore transforming and extending energy systems

The co-directors of the Precourt Institute for Energy discuss why leaders from around the world are meeting to discuss the future of energy at Stanford’s Global Energy Forum.

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Perspectives from the Stanford Educational Farm

Vilina Mehta writes in The Stanford Daily about her experience learning at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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Stanford Earth receives website award

Stanford Earth's website has been recognized with the "Leader of the Pack in Higher Education" award from Acquia Engage for its integration, performance, and user experience.

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Geophysical imaging provides key insights for groundwater 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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