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Green Giants: Five Stanford GSB Alumni Quietly Pulling Levers to Save the Planet

E-IPER alumni Nicole Systrom, '14, and Nicholas Flanders, '16,  shared how their work in clean energy and technology addresses climate change. 

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Stanford climate scientist brings research to Congress

On March 12, Noah Diffenbaugh testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space & Technology about the science behind climate change.

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Sue Crutcher receives 2020 Cuthbertson Award

Stanford Earth's HR leader is recognized for major campus-wide contributions. She has worked with the Office of Community Standards, Sexual Harassment and Policy Office, Title IX program, and created a transgender guide for the Stanford workplace.
 

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Adam Brandt to lead Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative research program

NGI, founded by Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and its Precourt Institute for Energy, is an industrial affiliate program supported by its members and individual donors.

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New project to open years of atmospheric data, improve climate models

Led by atmospheric scientist Aditi Sheshadri, the research aims to leverage Loon balloon data, high-resolution simulations, and data-informed methods to understand the impact of gravity waves on climate and improve their representation in climate models.

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Gabrielle Wong-Parodi receives NSF CAREER Award

The assistant professor of Earth system science will explore how communities are impacted by exposure to extreme climate events over time, with a focus on low-income populations that have historically been disadvantaged by climate hazards.

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Letter to the Community: The new school as we see it

A student-led committee shared its visions for the new school focused on sustainability and climate in an op-ed in The Stanford Daily.

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Mikaela Salvador receives AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Salvador investigated the diversity and symbiotic relationships of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms – which are involved with critical biogeochemical cycles – within marine sediments and deep-sea methane seeps.

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Q&A: What does it mean to be a woman in the geosciences?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, six Stanford Earth community members talk about how their identities as women have informed and impacted their careers.

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New Stanford climate and sustainability school designed to achieve ambitious goals

Dean Stephan Graham and Nicole Ardoin presented an update on the structure of the new school at the Faculty Senate meeting on March 11th. The plans include a Sustainability Accelerator that will translate policy and technology solutions.

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Addressing pollution brick by brick

Nina Brooks, E-IPER PhD '20, discussed her research project on air pollution from brick kilns in Bangladesh and its relation to health, the environment and economics. 

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Faculty deliberation supports proposals for new school focused on climate and sustainability

Stephan Graham, Noah Diffenbaugh, Sally Benson and Anjana Richards served as panelists at a recent Deliberative Polling event to discuss proposals for the new school focused on climate and sustainability. 

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Stanford part of national effort to support underrepresented minorities in postdoctoral programs

Page Chamberlain, DEI director Lupe Carrillo and former postdoctoral researcher Grace Bulltail discuss diversity and postdoc success in the context of the NSF-supported Research University Alliance collaboration.

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Journey to the bottom of the ocean

A keen interest in the possibility of alien life ultimately led geomicrobiologist Anne Dekas to study some of the least-examined microbes on Earth – those dwelling in the deep sea.

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NASA backs concepts for deep-drilling Mars rover and interstellar-object probe

Mathieu Lapôtre is co-PI on a project to develop a long-reach crawling and anchoring robot with extendable manipulator arms to explore difficult terrains on other celestial bodies, with a focus on Martian caves.

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