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New insights and discoveries at AGU 2020

From Dec. 7-17, Stanford faculty, students and scholars presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with fellow scientists and researchers from various disciplines in the Earth and planetary sciences. 

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Simona Onori wins C3E research award for work on sustainable transportation

The annual award from the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, or C3E, recognizes mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy.

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E-IPER alumna named to Forbes 30 under 30

Annie Baldwin, E-IPER MBA/MS '19, is director of strategy at eIQ Mobility, which offers an analytics platform that helps corporate vehicle fleets determine which cars could be readily swapped out for more efficient electric vehicles. Now in its second year, eIQ Mobility is working with 25 fleets representing 80,000 vehicles.

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Gordon Brown, Noah Diffenbaugh elected to 2020 Class of AGU Fellows

Brown, a professor of geology, emeritus, and Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science, join a cohort of global leaders for their exceptional contributions to the Earth and space sciences community – an honor given to fewer than 0.1% of AGU's members.

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Images from a fraught year

Stanford Earth’s 2020 photo contest drew 156 photographs from faculty, students, and staff. The images captured experiences coping with COVID-19, as well as close encounters with nature from activities before the pandemic.

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Stanford supports alliance of universities in diversifying STEM postdocs

Page Chamberlain and Lupe Carrillo discussed collaborating on an NSF grant to expand professional development opportunities for underrepresented researchers in STEM.

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Students learn new skills with scientist-in-training programs

Jennifer Saltzman discussed her role in the Bright STaRS program, which has been influential for scholars at Stanford Earth including Farm intern Claire Valva, local high schooler Michael Wucher and alumni Daniel Ibarra and Jason Stuckey.

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Julia Novy-Hildesley moderates panel on resilience

Julia Novy-Hildesley moderated a discussion for women leaders on preparing for and overcoming adversity.

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Stanford moves forward on climate and sustainability school, deans address student criticisms

Leadership shared that the planning process consists of a Blueprint Advisory Committee, an External Advisory Committee along with potential formal conversations with students.

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Q&A: How does Indigeneity intersect with the geosciences?

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

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Stanford StorageX Initiative broadens energy storage scope beyond batteries

Sally Benson, Inês Azevedo and Simona Onori are among the co-PIs on the StorageX Initiative, which has expanded beyond batteries to include other means of storing electricity in heat and carbon-neutral fuels.

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Jane Willenbring receives Marguerite T. Williams Award

The annual award from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) recognizes significant contributions to research and community-building by a mid-career scientist in the field of Earth and planetary surface processes. 

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Krishna Rao discusses research in podcast

Earth system science PhD student Krishna Rao explained the factors that influence wildfire risk and a predictive tool he created using machine learning in a new podcast.

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School focused on climate and sustainability moves forward

A school focused on climate and sustainability, announced last May, is beginning to take shape. Leaders anticipate blueprints for the school’s academic structure by winter quarter.

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Scholars, industry leader spell out necessities and challenges of carbon removal

In a Sept. 30 Stanford Global Energy Dialogues panel, Sally Benson and Chris Field discussed the importance of addressing tradeoffs, working across sectors, and incorporating urgent climate action in approaches to carbon removal.

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Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy funds 17 novel research projects for $1.8 million

Inês Azevedo, Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Scott Fendorf, Rob Jackson, Simona Onori, and Sally Benson were among the recipients to receive funding for energy research projects based on ideas for building a sustainable, affordable, and secure energy future.

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