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AGU to honor Chris Field and Paul Segall

Chris Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal, while the biennial Charles A. Whitten Medal will be presented to Paul Segall.

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Matson named to new U.S. food and agriculture foundation

Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson was appointed to the board of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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For Jef Caers, mother knows best

Mom’s understated observation that her sports-minded teen was “very curious and not bad at math” led Jef Caers to a career in academic energy resources engineering. 

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Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award

The Eni Prize is aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers

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In this century, planet Earth is everyone's business

Earth Sciences graduates are equipped to address major 21st century challenges, and, unlike prior generations, understand and deal with complex interconnections such as those among access to energy, water availability and food production.  

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A ‘surreal’ Arctic celebration for graduating seniors

Two graduating seniors on an Arctic research mission missed Stanford’s commencement, so Prof. Kevin Arrigo, the crew and staff honored them aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

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Gerritsen named top prof

Energy Resources Engineering Prof. Margot Gerritsen was named professor of the year by the Stanford Society of Women Engineers in recognition of teaching excellence in computational and mathematical engineering and excellence in mentoring young women engineers.

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Julie Kennedy wins excellence in teaching award

‘Irreplaceable’ Earth Sciences professor Julie Kennedy was recently honored by Phi Beta Kappa for her ability to teach and inspire students.

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Benson Named Director of Precourt Institute

Earth Sciences professors Sally Benson (shown) and Roland Horne are the new director and deputy director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy.

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Undergrad research makes waves at ocean sciences meeting

The School of Earth Sciences Undergraduate Research Program immerses students in serious research projects, exposing them to the process of scientific inquiry and helping them decide about their academic futures.

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Learning to use complex lab equipment, virtually

Stanford professor Tiziana Vanorio is using a seed grant to launch online lessons that could dramatically shorten the learning curve for complicated lab instruments.

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Increasing the role of science in energy policy

From nuclear waste to strategic minerals for renewable energy, Rod Ewing wants to inject more science into long-term solutions. The recipient of a PhD in geology from Stanford in 1974, Ewing returns to The Farm with joint appointments in the School of Earth Sciences and the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

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