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Geophysics researcher honored with Charles F. Richter Early Career Award

Seyed Mostafa Mousavi, a research scientist at Google and adjunct professor at Stanford, has conducted pioneering works in the emerging field of machine learning applications in seismology. 

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William Ellsworth earns top honor in seismology

Ellsworth was recognized for his critical contributions to earthquake location, earthquake nucleation, earthquake recurrence and induced seismicity research.

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SUST MS student receives Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award

Constanza Hasselmann was honored “for founding the Public Interest Technology Lab at Stanford, which hosts events and engages in advocacy to encourage thoughtful innovation with a focus on recruitment, racial justice and bridging disciplines.”

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Students embark on tall ship research expedition

Earth systems student Natalie Cross ‘22 sailed on an ocean research voyage to study the marine ecosystem of coastal and near-coastal East Coast waters and the western Sargasso Sea.

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Professor emeritus Dave Pollard receives highest award of Geological Society

The award is given to geoscientists who have had a significant influence by means of a substantial body of excellent research in either or both 'pure' and 'applied' aspects of the science.

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Seven students receive SAA Community Impact Awards

Stanford Earth graduate students Amanda Zerbe, Carl Ziade, Ian Field, Jenna Louie, Krishna Rao, Lauren Abrahams and Marie-Cristine Kaptan have received 2021 Community Impact Awards from the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA) for campus contributions.

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Two students awarded first place in 2021 SPE paper contest

Energy resources engineering student Dylan Crain received first place in the MS category and electrical engineering student Tim Anderson received first place in the PhD category. 

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Q&A: Why discuss mental health in academia?

Stanford Earth transitioned the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) into its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative in 2020. As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, five Stanford Earth community members talk about how mental health has informed and impacted their careers.

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Geophysics student recognized by the Department of Energy

Geophysics student Alex Miltenberger was selected for the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program. Miltenberger will research how snowmelt affects groundwater discharge into streams.

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Stanford’s 2021 NIAC fellows are working to bring sci-fi concepts to real space exploration

Two “out there” ideas from Stanford faculty have received NASA funding in hopes that they could drastically advance space exploration. Mathieu Lapôtre is co-PI on a project to increase robotic reach that could be used to explore Mars.

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A new installation brings geology art to the Science and Engineering Quad

Don Lowe wrote the geologic definitions and descriptions of a recent art installation in the Science and Engineering Quad. The dynamic spheres were created by international artist Alicja Kwade.

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Ask the Admin: Kam Moler and Stephan Graham on new climate and sustainability school

In a podcast series hosted by The Stanford Daily, Dean Stephan Graham discussed the new climate and sustainability school and other topics affecting the Stanford community. 

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Hard-to-quantify emissions are the next frontier for Stanford sustainability goals

Sally Benson said she hopes her research on lowering emissions will go beyond campus. “For me, what’s important isn’t just that we reduce ours. What we do doesn’t matter unless we can provide tools that others can use to replicate our success,” Benson said. 

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Earth systems student wins 2021 Truman Scholarship

Earth systems student Mercedes Blancaflor received the 2021 Truman scholarship. Blancaflor was nationally recognized for her leadership and commitment to impacting climate change. 

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Andres Marquez receives NSF fellowship

The geological sciences PhD student has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from NSF to explore marine invertebrate body size changes in the fossil record.

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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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