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Paula Welander receives NSF, GSA awards

Paula Welander has been honored by the GSA for her research accomplishments and presented a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for her proposal to research biomarker lipids that give insight into Earth’s history.

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When the career path takes a sharp left

Three E-IPER alumni share what led them to take a chance on a less conventional job change.

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Usua Amanam named 2019 Siebel Scholar

Energy Resources Engineering PhD student Usua Amanam has been recognized as a 2019 Siebel Scholar. The foundation awards grants to graduate students for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership.

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Space mission course explores ‘big science’ through new lens

Dustin Schroeder, an assistant professor of geophysics, challenges first-year students to dissect “big science” with the introductory seminar The Space Mission to Europa.

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Tony Kovscek to lead new Energy Frontier Research Center

Stanford will soon be home to two new Department of Energy-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers, aimed at transforming the way energy is generated, transformed, stored and used.

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Two E-IPER PhDs receive Switzer Environmental Fellowships

Miyuki Hino and Philip Womble, PhD students in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), have been recognized for their contributions and commitment to improving the environment.

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MBA Fellow to Pursue Joint E-IPER Degree

Samantha Tellatin, the recipient of a 2018-19 Stanford USA MBA Fellowship, will pursue an MBA degree jointly with an MS in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Fellows were selected for their commitment to supporting development and revitalization in the Midwest.

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Learning en plein air

The O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm is featured among the university's gardens that are open to people who live, work and study at Stanford, those who live nearby, and others who visit campus from across the country and the world.

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What caused the dinosaur extinction?

Geology alumna Gerta Keller, '78 is featured in an article in The Atlantic exploring her controversial hypothesis about the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs about 66 million years ago, a theory amidst the “dinosaur wars.”

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Simon Klemperer named 2018 AGU Fellow

AGU Fellows are honored for visionary leadership and scientific excellence that fundamentally advances research. Klemperer, a geophysics professor, studies the growth, tectonic evolution, and deformation of the Earth's crust and upper mantle using active and passive seismology.

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Studying Hawaii's Kilauea volcano up close

Geophysics alum Kyle Anderson, PhD '12, is part of a team of USGS scientists helping to monitor lava flows and activity at the summit of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.

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Stanford Earth alumnus receives 2018 Knowles Teaching Fellowship

San Lorenzo High School teacher Ian Hagmann, MS '15 has been awarded a five-year fellowship that includes stipends, funds for professional development, grants for teaching materials and opportunities for leadership development.

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Dustin Schroeder receives NSF CAREER Award

Dustin Schroeder, an assistant professor of geophysics, has been granted a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his proposal to synthesize radar measurements of glaciers since the 1960s.

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Global Carbon Project wins Think Tank Award

Prospect magazine has presented the 2018 Best North American energy think tank award to the Global Carbon Project, a research group chaired by Stanford Earth's Rob Jackson.

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Rob Jackson wins Dal Swaine award for fracking contamination paper

Jackson co-authored a paper showing how fracking wastewater may threaten West Virginia's surface water that was judged to be the best for the year in mineralogy of coal or hydrocarbon source rocks.

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Tackling wildfire, health and environmental risks

Stanford Earth researchers Eric Lambin, Dustin Schroeder, Alexandra Konings, Jamie Jones, Steven Gorelick, Kate Maher, and Jenny Suckale receive new grants from the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment supporting innovative research and technology solutions to pressing environmental issues.

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