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David Lobell appointed new director of FSE

Stanford Earth's David Lobell will step in as director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) on Sept. 1, 2018. Lobell succeeds Rosamond Naylor, who has been director since FSE’s inception in 2005.

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Methane leak detection challenge seeks innovative solutions

Postdoctoral researcher Arvind Ravikumar discusses the Mobile Monitoring Challenge, a competition organized by Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative and the Environmental Defense Fund to advance mobile methane monitoring technologies at oil and natural gas facilities.

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Bullets, Blood and Ice

Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences Dennis Bird shares tales of his life as a scientist, from mentoring students on Stanford's campus to unraveling geochemical mysteries in Greenland.

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Summer at Stanford

Stanford Earth is among the university's institutions welcoming students and their teachers to campus to participate in summer programs. Faculty members will be working with undergraduates through SESUR, the Stanford Earth Summer Undergraduate Research Program, and high school students through Stanford Earth Young Investigators.

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Tiziana Vanorio receives Alfred Wegener Award 2018

Vanorio is the first woman to receive the award, which  is presented to a member of the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific and technical advancement in Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering. 

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2018 VPGE Fellows

The 2018 recipients of fellowships and awards administered by the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) include doctoral students in the departments of Geology, Geophysics, Earth System Science, Energy Resources Engineering, and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER).

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Stanford Earth’s Steven Gorelick receives Excellence in Teaching Award

The hydrologist and professor of Earth System Science  has an “uncanny ability to understand and simply communicate both the big-picture and technical details.”

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Stanford Earth graduates urged to do good and be agile

Graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences are poised to thrive amid a “scientific revolution” being driven by new technologies and computational power, according to Dean Stephan Graham. 

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LInC: A New Cohort of Collaborative Faculty Leaders

Stanford Earth faculty members Dustin Schroeder, Kate Maher, Noah Diffenbaugh, and Nicole Ardoin are among the inaugural cohort of a fellowship program for outstanding environmental researchers.

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Richard Nevle receives university's highest teaching honor

Nevle, a lecturer and deputy director of the Earth Systems Program, was honored “for his relentless work to deliver the best education for students" and “for being the ultimate team player to the point of self-effacement.”

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Larry Funkhouser Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

The award recognizes highly significant, long-lasting contributions to the civil, government, business, or academic communities by members of the school’s alumni body.

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Earth Systems student awarded Fulbright grant

Earth Systems student Songhee Han, '18 is one of 20 people with Stanford affiliations awarded 2018-19 Fulbright grants to further their studies around the world.

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GreenBiz names Stanford Earth student “30 Under 30” leader

Tannis Thorlakson, PhD '18 has been named a GreenBiz “30 Under 30” leader, an international honor for individuals who represent the future of sustainability inside companies and institutions.

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Science students make art to reflect on their time at Stanford

Earth systems student Alex Nguyen-Phuc, ’18 created an eight-course dinner as a final project for The Senior Reflection, a year-long course that culminates in a work of art that explores a scientific topic.

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A new take on the field trip? There's an app for that

A new teaching tool created by a Stanford faculty member hosts student-generated virtual journeys that enrich visits to actual locations and allow other students to take field trips from home  

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Student awarded NASA fellowship

The award for earth science research will support Stanford Earth student Krishna Rao's work developing machine learning algorithms for predicting tree deaths caused by drought.

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