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Stanford Earth SURGE Alumni: Where Are They Now?

Over the last five years, 37 percent of SURGE alumni have entered graduate school, 26 percent are pursuing geoscience-related industry careers, and more than a third are completing their undergrad degrees.

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Howard Zebker Elected 2016 AGU Fellow

Stanford Earth's Howard Zebker was chosen by the American Geophysical Union to be one of its 60 new Fellows.

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Stanford Earth graduates urged to “do good for the world”

Dean Pamela Matson praised their “intelligence, passion, commitment, and drive” and expressed optimism in the graduates’ ability to tackle many of the major challenges humanity faces this century.

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Bob Coleman wins 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Scientist and emeritus faculty member has been a leader in clarifying geological relationships with plate tectonics.

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Brunch at the Farm

Alumni, faculty, students, and staff gathered for brunch at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm on May 21.

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125 Years at Stanford Earth

Explore the rich 125-year history of groundbreaking research at Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences using our interactive timeline.

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Stanford Earth’s Paul Segall elected to National Academy of Science

Segall’s election brings to 8 the number of Stanford Earth faculty who are members of the National Academies of Science or Engineering.

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Scars of the past: Students explore agriculture and human conflict in Cambodia

Beneath Cambodia's troubled history with the Khmer Rouge lies a complex agricultural legacy that reaches back centuries. A group of Stanford students traveled to Cambodia with Earth science and mental health experts to explore the ways food, water, and human conflict have shaped the country.

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Tailored messages, prizes and technology seen as key to pro-environmental behavior

At Stanford's annual Connecting the Dots conference, Marcia McNutt told participants that to promote good environmental behavior they must tailor their messages for different types of audiences.

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Earth Day, Every Day @StanfordEarth

At Stanford Earth, every day is an opportunity to explore our planet and identify sustainable practices to manage our resources for the next generation.

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Rooted Words brings poetry and prose back to Earth science

A group of scientists, writers, students, local community members shared their written stories and poems about the Earth at the first Rooted Words speaker series event.

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Into the Wild: Learning through doing in Alaska

A powerful, immersive course at the edge of wilderness helps Stanford students understand the connections between humans, nature and sustainability.

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Stanford Earth gear is here

The school’s first branded apparel and other products have arrived at the bookstore.

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