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Lou Durlofsky among four faculty elected to NAE

Louis Durlofsky has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for innovative research in the recovery of hydrocarbon and water resources.

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Stanford ecologist Chris Field awarded the 2022 Japan Prize

Field has won one of the world’s foremost prizes for his contributions to estimation of global biospheric productivity and climate change science.

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David Lobell honored with 2022 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

The award recognizes research by a mid-career scientist who has made an extraordinary contribution to agriculture or to the understanding of the biology of a species fundamentally important to agriculture or food production.

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Community projects address COVID-19 impacts

Stanford Earth geophysicist Jenny Suckale collaborated to help pilot, test and scale interventions to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in vulnerable communities. 

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Images capture a year of exploration despite uncertainty

The fourth annual Stanford Earth Photo Contest drew images of a dramatic sunset, a menacing shark, an intriguing frog, and a perennial favorite – the Milky Way. The winners were selected among 101 submissions. 

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Stanford Earth students, alumni recognized by Forbes "30 under 30"

Forbes' 2022 "30 under 30" feature includes two current Stanford University students and eight recent alumni developing energy- and sustainability-related technologies. 

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Should I Have Kids?

Associate professor of Earth system science Marshall Burke comments on the climate impacts of having children, stating that more people doesn’t necessarily mean a warmer Earth.

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ERE PhD student named to Forbes 30 under 30

Folasade Ayoola is co-founder of ElectricFish Energy, which has developed and patented a battery storage-integrated EV charging system that can plug into existing, ubiquitous electrical infrastructure.

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Greg Beroza honored with AGU’s 2021 Beno Gutenberg Lecture

The lecture is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of seismology. Beroza will discuss how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing studies of seismicity.

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Greg Beroza receives Humboldt Research Award

The geophysicist and Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Science, whose work has covered a breadth of topics in earthquake seismology, is recognized for his research and teaching excellence.

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Sally Benson to lead new White House Energy Division

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has launched a new Energy Division and hired Sally Benson as Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition.

 

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School of Earth to be merged into new sustainability school

Kam Moler, vice provost and dean of research, discussed the new school with The Stanford Daily. Moler and Stanford Earth Dean Stephan Graham are leading efforts to develop the new school.

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Faculty Senate holds last meeting of 2021 fall quarter

The Faculty Senate heard from Kam Moler, vice provost and dean of research, and Dean Stephan Graham about progress toward creating the new school focused on climate and sustainability, which will launch September 2022.

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2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Presented to Naomi Oreskes

Stanford Earth’s highest alumni honor is awarded to a globally recognized voice on the role of science in society.

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E-IPER students awarded in global carbon removal competition

Two E-IPER-affiliated teams have been awarded by XPRIZE and The Musk Foundation. Holocene Climate won in the category of Carbon Dioxide Removal Demonstrations and Working Trees in Measurement, Reporting, and Verification Technologies.

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