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Stanford Earth researcher finds lead in South Asian turmeric, jumpstarts movement

Jenna Forsyth, E-IPER PhD '19, now a postdoctoral researcher with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, helped pinpoint a source of the devastating neurotoxin in turmeric and foster an initiative to reduce exposure.

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Simona Onori named Distinguished Lecturer, editor in chief of EV journal

The assistant professor of energy resources engineering has been named a 2020-22 Distinguished Lecturer through the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and editor in chief of the newly titled SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles.

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Incoming postdoctoral researcher receives NSF fellowship

Nikki Seymour will be studying a formation known as the Orocopia Schist in west-central Arizona, which may help provide a better understanding of the age or origin of things like copper deposits in Arizona. 

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Stanford writing lecturers and students find their virtual footing

Emily Polk, an advanced instructor in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric for undergraduates and writing specialist for Stanford Earth, discusses teaching remotely and finding ways to connect with students.

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Haas Center adapts to the pandemic

Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service has connected students to remote learning, service and career opportunities – from Darel Scott, Earth systems BS ’17, MS ’19, speaking during a mini career fair to the class Shaping the Future of the Bay Area (GEOPHYS 218Z), for which instructors arranged remote collaborations with local governments and nonprofits.

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Earth systems student receives Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

David Tattoni was honored for “Riparian Avifauna of the San Francisco Bay Region: Population Dynamics and Future Outlooks with Anthropogenic Climate Change,” which was among the top 10 percent of honors theses completed this year.

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Stanford Impact Labs forges partnerships to tackle social problems

The Stanford Impact Labs accelerator is advancing a collaboration to help Bay Area residents that will be disproportionally impacted by the effects of climate change. The project is led by Jenny Suckale and includes courses taught by Derek Ouyang and Gabrielle Wong-Parodi.

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Nataniel Holtzman receives NASA fellowship

The Earth system science PhD student has been awarded by the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) competition. Holtzman will carry out field work and create maps of plant hydraulic traits to investigate how plants may respond to and influence climate.

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Amplifying solutions: Grants for innovative research

Rob Dunbar, Nicole Ardoin and Jenny Suckale are among the recipients of 2020 Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP) grants awarded by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

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Geophysics sophomore receives 2020 Boren Award

As a Boren Scholar, Maxwell Meyer will study Arabic language, literature and Arab/Muslim history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

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Fiona O'Keefe named Academic All-American

Earth systems senior Fiona O'Keefe has been named an Academic All-American for track and field and cross country by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

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Q&A: Why discuss sexuality and gender in the geosciences?

Stanford Earth recently transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative. As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth members talk about the role that their sexual and gender identities have in the workplace.

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Stanford Earth dean urges graduates: Turn challenges into opportunities

Graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences have the knowledge and skills to create an environmentally just and sustainable world for everyone, according to Dean Stephan Graham.

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Dustin Schroeder, Thomas Hayden receive Excellence in Teaching Awards

Recipients of the school’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards are selected based on nominations from students, faculty, and alumni.

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Stanford Global Energy Dialogues will examine COVID-19’s effects on the future of energy

The series will focus on how the energy sector can help the world recover from the economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Arun Majumdar and Sally Benson, co-directors of Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. 

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Stanford Science fellow from inaugural cohort to work with Stanford Earth

Stanford Science Fellows will collaborate with multiple PIs across different disciplines in the natural sciences while pursuing projects of their own design. Sarah Cooley’s research will focus on harnessing miniature satellites for the remote study of greenhouse methane emissions from Arctic waters.

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