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Four researchers receive 2019 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awards

Tyler Kukla, Chayawan Jaikla, Indraneel Kasmalkar, and Anna Broome have been honored with 2019 OSPAs from the American Geophysical Union.

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How Trump’s embattled environment agency prepared me for a PhD

E-IPER PhD candidate Rachel Ragnhild Carlson writes about how she put skills she acquired as a U.S. government scientist to good use when she started graduate school.

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Recognizing and empowering women in STEM at Stanford

 “We do not just want work with women at the exclusion of others. We do want to promote outstanding work by outstanding women, and show women they are not alone in this field,” says ERE professor Margot Gerritsen.  

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ERE PhD works to improve local municipal utilities

As an intern with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Nora Hennessy created a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of citywide energy storage programs. 

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Staying grounded in a seismic hotspot

Through the course of her career, Xyoli Pérez-Campos has worked to improve the lives of Mexico’s citizens and guide seismological research. Now, the geophysics PhD alumna is the public face of earthquake science and monitoring in Mexico. 

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Alexandra Konings receives NSF CAREER Award

The assistant professor of Earth system science received a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to explore new ways of understanding how plants respond to the weather.

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Biondo Biondi works with UIT for seismic research

Stanford University IT highlighted a project with geophysics professor Biondo Biondi to transform fiber optic cables buried under the university into seismic sensors for tracking and analyzing ground motions.

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#MeToo in the Geosciences

Stanford Earth hosted a conversation, #MeToo in the Geosciences, to continue the dialogue between faculty, staff and students around issues of sexual harassment, bullying, microaggressions, and their impacts in geoscience settings, in particular. 

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SUST student helps bring Iowa caucus to campus

Ahmi Dhuna, a coterminal master's student in Sustainability Science and Practice (SUST), helped organize a satellite Democratic Party caucus so constituents can be counted in the voting process.

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Stanford Earth faculty to participate in sustainability committee

Stanford Earth's Noah Diffenbaugh is co-leading a new committee with the goal of finding ways for different disciplines to work together to accelerate solutions to environmental issues. 

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‘Star Wars’ actors discover what it takes to be NASA astronauts

Jessica Watkins, Earth system science '10, a recent graduate from NASA basic astronaut training, worked with Star Wars actors in a training about NASA’s Artemis program that aims to put the first woman and next man on the lunar south pole by 2024.

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Photos of Stanford researchers in the field

Stanford News featured several fieldwork photos from 2019 that included Stanford Earth students and researchers working around the world. 

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Roz Naylor joins forest protection expert panel

Naylor is a founding member of a new Land Use and Forest Protection Advisory Panel to advance the company's work to scale deforestation though supply chains and agricultural stakeholders.

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Looking back and ahead: Environmental solution stories of 2019

The Stanford Woods Woods Institute highlighted projects led by several Stanford Earth researchers that are helping to solve the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Research by E-IPER postdoc Jenna Forsyth in Stanford Report top 2019 stories

Forsyth found that some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color.

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Webinar offered on circular economy

A Stanford team has launched the “Strategies for Sustainability” education program to help professionals gain essential knowledge on sustainability, leadership, and managing businesses in complex environments.

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