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The Washington Post features play co-created by Stanford Earth PhD

"The Manic Monologues" is a confessional play co-produced by geological sciences PhD candidate Zack Burton that aims to destigmatize mental illness. 

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Kate Maher explains subsurface interactions in Elements Magazine

In a special volume of Elements magazine, Kate Maher and Stanford Earth alumni write about reactive transport modeling, a central tool for understanding the formation and behavior of Earth’s systems.

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Stanford ERE students sweep 2019 SPE regional paper contest

Five students from the Energy Resources Engineering Department received prizes at the 2019 SPE Western Region Student Paper Contest.

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E-IPER students on winning team in cleantech hackathon

E-IPER students Valerie Shen, MS/MBA ’19, and Michael Levin, MS/JD ’19 competed on the team that received the grand prize for their ideas to optimize electricity use in the Stanford Cleantech Challenge.

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Stanford barn receives architecture award

Stanford Earth received a 2019 American Institute of Architects Design Award from the San Francisco chapter for the barn at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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ESA Honors Rosamond Naylor

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has named William Wrigley Professor and FSE Founding Director Rosamond Naylor as one of its 2019 Fellows. 

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Seed grants help ideas grow

Rosamond Naylor, Noah Diffenbaugh, Scott Fendorf, and others are featured in this collection of research funded by seed grants, which are often used to try out risky, early-stage ideas.

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Simona Onori: Exemplary young educator

The energy resources engineering professor has received the 2018 Ralph R. Teetor Education Award from SAE International, a global organization for engineering professionals. 

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DCI participant uses “Wild Writing” to preserve Colorado landscape

Through the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), which helps professionals enter roles with social impact, Sydney Macy found inspiration in Richard Nevle's Wild Writing course.

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Stranger than fiction: Climate storytelling

Stanford Earth's James Holland Jones discusses what makes stories a powerful way to communicate complex information and how the emerging genre of climate fiction (Cli-Fi) may motivate behavior change.

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Promoting sustainable solutions

Stanford University president Marc Tessier-Lavigne discusses how Stanford is developing new energy strategies and confronting climate change.

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Rob Jackson named fellow at CASBS at Stanford

Jackson is one of five Stanford scholars who will be among 34 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2019-20 academic year.

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Stanford Earth faculty receive HAI 2019 Seed Grants

Jef Caers, Kate Maher, Roz Naylor and Rob Dunbar received funding for research projects that use AI to support humanity, foster collaborations and help to guide the future of AI.

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Rescuing geologic and climate records

Postdoctoral researcher Daniel Ibarra recently traveled to the Philippines to collect cave deposits that are considered key to understanding changes in climate during ancient times.

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Grain and the green economy

In this Q&A, lecturer Liz Carlisle discusses unlikely allies in a polarized economy, agricultural sustainability and the importance of connecting students with rural land stewards.

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Undergrads honored for outstanding work in Introductory Seminars

JP Spaventa, '21, Zoe Von Gerlach, '21 and Andrew Ying, '21, were awarded for the project they created in geophysics professor Dustin Schroeder's Introductory Seminar, The Space Mission to Europa

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