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Stanford Earth Young Investigators high school internship program goes virtual

Stanford Earth’s summer internships have been redesigned to an online lecture series, exposing more local high school students to research in environmental sciences than ever before.

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Earth System Science PhD receives Fulbright grant

Hannah Joy-Warren, Earth System Science PhD ’20, will travel to Sweden to use autonomous underwater vehicles to measure atmosphere-ocean carbon exchange during winter in the Southern Ocean.

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Quest for security and empowerment

In the quest for food security, David Lobell’s investigation of environmental and technological changes affecting Indian agricultural productivity translates into real-world guidance for farm management decision-making. 

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Incoming freshman receives Young Explorers Grant, leads new study

“Using satellite imagery, I’ve been able to see the climate change challenge and global environmental changes from a new perspective,” said Liza Goldberg, an intern at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and rising freshman at Stanford who recently led a study on mangrove loss. She plans to major in Earth systems and minor in computer science.

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Farm adjusts to shifting food supply chain in the midst of a pandemic

“I think it’s harder for us knowing people are not able to be here when they want to be here," said Allison Bauer, facility and production coordinator at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm. "We get calls from our volunteers all the time, and so I think hearing that is hard for us. We want them to be able to experience this place like us, too.”

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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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