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Study in paradise: Professors turn Hawaii into a living science classroom

Students in Stanford Earth's Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii spend the quarter measuring vegetation, coral reefs and volcanoes to understand the dynamics of one of the planet's most interesting ecosystems.

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Eric Lambin wins 2014 Volvo Environmental Prize

A pioneer in the analysis of global land use change, Lambin employs advanced data collection and satellite imagery to understand human decision making and its influence on ecosystems and global environmental change.

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Can we feed the world in the 21st century?

All countries, including wealthy economies like the United States, struggle with problems of food availability, access, and nutrition, said Stanford professor Rosamond Naylor in an Earth Matters lecture on the challenge of alleviating global hunger.

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Mark Zoback to receive award for outstanding research

It's still 2014 but Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback can look forward to being honored in the New Year with the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award.  The  American Association of Petroleum Geologists is recognizing Zoback's contributions to the field of reservoir geomechanics.

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Preparing undergraduates for a future in the Earth sciences

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller colleges, minority serving institutions, or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of Earth science research.

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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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