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Creating a more sustainable steak

PastureMap, an app created by Stanford Earth alumna Christine Su, helps thousands of ranchers make better decisions about where to graze cattle.

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Geophysics student named Blue Waters fellow

Stanford Earth PhD candidate Shanna Chu has won a fellowship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications to test complex physical models for earthquakes.

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Nicole Ardoin wins Roland Prize for service

Nicole Ardoin, acting director of Stanford Earth's E-IPER program, has won recognition for engaging students in combining scholarship with volunteer service to society.

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Students explore power and water up close

Stanford Earth professor Sally Benson co-leads a course that takes students to the Columbia River valley to understand the interplay between water, energy and people.

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What can geothermal power do for East Africa?

E-IPER students show that many of the best geothermal sites in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania could be cost effective to develop for energy.

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Students tackle challenges at Big Earth Hackathon

Armed with big data, analytical tools, mentors from industry and Stanford Earth, plus plenty of caffeine, students raced to create solutions to environmental challenges in 31 hours.

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Rob Jackson named Guggenheim Fellow

The Stanford Earth professor's work as a fellow will include analyzing soil cores to understand water supply in plants, as well as writing poetry. 

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Margot Gerritsen wins award

The Stanford Earth professor's research and service to the applied mathematics and computational science community has earned recognition.

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First-to-college stories and radar glaciology

Listen to a chat between geophysicist Dusty Schroeder and engineering student Kathy Vega. Stanford Earth's SURGE program brought them together.

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Convening women in data science

Inspiring women to enter and stay in the data science field is one goal of a conference organized in part by Stanford Earth's Margot Gerritsen.

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Healing relationships with the land

A course at Stanford Earth's farm aims to create positive experiences with land while addressing the history and enduring effects of forced farm labor.

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Students rethink the meaning of green

Indira Phukan, a doctoral candidate at Stanford Earth, co-teaches a course on how ideas about environment are learned, and how they can change.

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Designing landscapes beyond the backyard

Kate Hayes, Earth Systems ’08, uses her interdisciplinary background to design and build landscapes that bring people closer to the environment.

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Alumna among first Knight-Hennessy scholars

Earth Systems alumna Amanda Zerbe will study environment and resources as well as law.

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Earth Systems student sets world record

Master's student Christine Cavallo set a world record in indoor rowing, beating the previous record by a fraction of a second.

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Rod Ewing wins 2018 Robert Cahn Award

The award recognizes this Stanford Earth professor's success in breaking down barriers between scientific disciplines.

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