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Q&A: What does it mean to be Asian American in the geosciences?

Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, even diversity within broad categories such as Asian American, four Stanford Earth members share how their ethnic-cultural backgrounds have informed and impacted their careers.

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School focused on climate and sustainability will amplify Stanford’s impact

"Stanford must be a visionary leader in understanding environmental change, and in collaboration with diverse partners, translating that knowledge into action toward our goal of a sustainable, healthy planet and healthy people," said Dean Stephan Graham.

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Tiziana Vanorio discusses teaching remotely in response to the novel coronavirus

"The virtual lab is a way to provide them a lab where they can practice any time. If we can make the learning curve less steep and shorten the learning time, then students can focus sooner on research," Vanorio said.

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Greg Beroza outlines 10-year research priorities in Earth sciences

Geophysics professor Greg Beroza has co-authored a major new report from the National Academies of Sciences outlining priority research questions for Earth sciences in the next decade.

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The first footprints on Mars could belong to this geologist

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins, Geological and Environmental Sciences BS ’10, is at the forefront of a new crop of space explorers destined for the Moon, and maybe one day, Mars.

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Wilderness writer Craig Childs visits Stanford's Wild Writing class

Earth Systems MS student Samantha Faul reflected on a recent visit of writer Craig Childs to an environmental writing class taught by Richard Nevle and Emily Polk that explores and interrogates nature and wilderness through readings, discussion, and creative nonfiction writing.

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Stanford Earth researchers awarded by the SEG

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) has honored new research on retrieving the subsurface speed of sound, studying waveguide properties of shale gas reservoirs, and using machine learning to characterize rock properties in the subsurface from seismic images.

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Students turn class projects into cleantech startups

The Stanford Energy Ventures course helps passionate entrepreneurs develop novel energy solutions and has launched almost 20 startups worth more than $30 million over the past three years.

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High schoolers co-author paleobiology study with Stanford researchers

A cohort of the Stanford Earth Young Investigators program helped advance our understanding of the relationship between the body size and circulatory systems of marine animals over a vast time frame.

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Incoming E-IPER student among new cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Jordan Conger of Bend, Oregon, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will pursue a master’s in environment and resources at Stanford Earth in the fall.

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Farm donates extra produce to soup kitchen during pandemic

Although the farm still sends produce to Lakeside Dining and Stanford Catering on campus, its main beneficiary is now Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen – a local nonprofit soup kitchen.

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Stanford photographers vie for the best shots on Earth

In its May 2020 issue, Stanford Magazine features images from several participants in Stanford Earth's 2019 Photo Contest.

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Stanford celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Stanford scholars, including faculty at Stanford Earth, detail some of the major environmental success stories of the past half century and reflect on important milestones.

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Steve Graham looks back on the first Earth Day

Stanford Earth Dean Steve Graham joined one of the thousands of rallies held in celebration of the first Earth Day. Now he discusses the event and his own expanding thinking about the planet and its history.

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Stanford researchers mobilize to understand, fight COVID-19

"I hope the things we have been forced to experiment with here will lead to changes in our own personal behavior," Marshall Burke comments in a roundup of Stanford research projects about COVID-19.

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