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Margot Gerritsen: How to get more women into data science

Women face many roadblocks to careers in data science and other STEM disciplines. One Stanford professor is out to change perceptions and realities for women in these fields.

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Sustainable Harvest teams up with Stanford University to launch class

Pam Matson, former dean of Stanford Earth, and Julia Novy-Hildesley, a professor in the Change Leadership for Sustainability program, will lead a two-and-a-half-day seminar in Palo Alto.

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Stanford Earth's Timothy Anderson named 2020 Siebel Scholar

Through the program, scholars are expected to influence the future through technology, policy, and economic and social decision-making.

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E-IPER PhD candidate David J.X. Gonzales named DARE fellow

Gonzales studies environmental health sciences with a focus on ambient air pollution and reproductive health.

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Scott Fendorf co-authors working paper on CA groundwater

A new white paper aims to help groundwater sustainability agencies and local communities avoid inadvertently contaminating supplies as they change management practices to comply with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).

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Geological sciences alumna receives GSA award

Kimberly Lau, PhD '16, has been named the 2019 Doris M. Curtis Outstanding Woman in Science by the Geological Society of America. Lau's award is based on the impact of her dissertation research, which she conducted as an advisee of Jon Payne and Kate Maher.

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Land use impacts on coral reef health: A ridge-to-reef perspective

E-IPER PhD student Rachel Carlson has authored a review article about the impacts of land use on coral reef health.

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Gabrielle Wong-Parodi receives NAS early-career award

The assistant professor of Earth system science has been awarded a 2019 Early-Career Research Fellowship by the National Academies' Gulf Research Program.

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Stanford geomathematician John W. Harbaugh, dies at 92

Harbaugh, former chair of the Department of Geology, was a foundational figure in mathematical geology and active in campus leadership. He died July 28 at age 92.

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Stanford’s Strategic Energy Alliance adds Shell as fourth founding member

Shell is now a member of The Alliance, a research program in collaboration with industry to accelerate the transition to affordable, low-carbon, secure energy systems around the world. 

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Cardinal Course Highlight: Science of Soils

In Spring 2019, 31 students in Scott Fendorf’s Science of Soils course (EARTHSYS 155/ESS 155) worked in teams at eight different sites in East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Pescadero and the Stanford campus. They dug soil pits, took samples and analyzed them in the lab.

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Stanford experts explain oceans’ role in solving food insecurity

"Oceans provide an alternative source of protein to beef or chicken, and can create more resilience in the overall food system,"  says Roz Naylor about meeting food demand in a world affected by climate change.

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Daniel Tartakovsky awarded by France-Stanford Center For Interdisciplinary Studies

The ERE professor is collaborating with the University of Montpellier to study how newly developed subsurface temperature experiments can improve our ability to identify major fractures and estimate their properties. 

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12 class recommendations for fall quarter

George Hilley's class, EARTH 42: Landscapes and Tectonics of the San Francisco Bay Area, made the Stanford Daily's list of 12 class recommendations for fall quarter.

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