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Incoming E-IPER student among new cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

Jordan Conger of Bend, Oregon, who is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will pursue a master’s in environment and resources at Stanford Earth in the fall.

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Farm donates extra produce to soup kitchen during pandemic

Although the farm still sends produce to Lakeside Dining and Stanford Catering on campus, its main beneficiary is now Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen – a local nonprofit soup kitchen.

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Stanford photographers vie for the best shots on Earth

In its May 2020 issue, Stanford Magazine features images from several participants in Stanford Earth's 2019 Photo Contest.

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Stanford celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Stanford scholars, including faculty at Stanford Earth, detail some of the major environmental success stories of the past half century and reflect on important milestones.

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Steve Graham looks back on the first Earth Day

Stanford Earth Dean Steve Graham joined one of the thousands of rallies held in celebration of the first Earth Day. Now he discusses the event and his own expanding thinking about the planet and its history.

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Stanford researchers mobilize to understand, fight COVID-19

"I hope the things we have been forced to experiment with here will lead to changes in our own personal behavior," Marshall Burke comments in a roundup of Stanford research projects about COVID-19.

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Stanford Earth highlighted for DEI efforts

“By inviting early-career, minoritized faculty to give both a departmental seminar and a broader impacts seminar, we are able to highlight the scientific and societal impacts diverse scientists can bring to the table,” says Paula Welander. 

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Stanford faculty, students connect in their digital classrooms

Robyn Dunbar, the associate dean for educational affairs and a lecturer at Stanford Earth, tells Stanford News about moving courses online during the shelter-in-place order.

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Four researchers receive 2019 AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awards

Tyler Kukla, Chayawan Jaikla, Indraneel Kasmalkar, and Anna Broome have been honored with 2019 OSPAs from the American Geophysical Union.

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How Trump’s embattled environment agency prepared me for a PhD

E-IPER PhD candidate Rachel Ragnhild Carlson writes about how she put skills she acquired as a U.S. government scientist to good use when she started graduate school.

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Recognizing and empowering women in STEM at Stanford

 “We do not just want work with women at the exclusion of others. We do want to promote outstanding work by outstanding women, and show women they are not alone in this field,” says ERE professor Margot Gerritsen.  

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ERE PhD works to improve local municipal utilities

As an intern with the City of Palo Alto Utilities, Nora Hennessy created a model to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of citywide energy storage programs. 

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Staying grounded in a seismic hotspot

Through the course of her career, Xyoli Pérez-Campos has worked to improve the lives of Mexico’s citizens and guide seismological research. Now, the geophysics PhD alumna is the public face of earthquake science and monitoring in Mexico. 

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Alexandra Konings receives NSF CAREER Award

The assistant professor of Earth system science received a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award to explore new ways of understanding how plants respond to the weather.

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Biondo Biondi works with UIT for seismic research

Stanford University IT highlighted a project with geophysics professor Biondo Biondi to transform fiber optic cables buried under the university into seismic sensors for tracking and analyzing ground motions.

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