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Stanford Earth graduate may be Mars bound

Jessica Watkins may be one of the first humans to set foot on another planet. She's part of a NASA class selected with Mars missions in mind.

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Earth Systems Program Celebrates 25 Years

Alumni, faculty, students, and staff gather to celebrate and share stories of putting learning into action.

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A conversation with Dean Stephan Graham

What is on the new dean's mind as he settles into the role? And how did he become interested in geology in the first place?

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Stanford Earth alumna leverages law for clean air

As a lawyer with the Environmental Defense Fund, Martha Roberts, Earth Systems ’04, MS ’06, advocates for federal policies that protect us from pollution.

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Learning through fieldwork in Palau

Undergraduates study links between human and natural systems in a program that puts them up close with corals. Stanford Earth professor Rob Dunbar is a lead instructor. 

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Meet 10 Rising Environmental Leaders

These Stanford Earth students have been selected for a yearlong leadership and communication program at the Woods Institute.

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Critical minerals scarcity could threaten renewable energy future

The supply chains for critical and rare minerals are vulnerable to political and economic disruptions that could hamper the global shift to a renewable energy future.

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Science meets art at Stanford

Earth Systems major Stephanie Fischer ’18, is featured in a piece about students and faculty who study the sciences at Stanford University but also take part in the arts, both professionally and casually. 

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Industry leaders share mapping insights during Stanford GIS Day

Stanford’s 17th annual GIS Day offered students and faculty the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the constantly evolving field.

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Rob Jackson one of two Stanford AAAS 2017 fellows

Rob Jackson, a professor of Earth system science, was selected for substantial contributions to our understanding of plant ecosystem biology, greenhouse gas effects and environmental sustainability.

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How Stanford Earth shaped a product designer’s path

From her time as an undergraduate to her current role as a product designer, the Stanford Earth alumna has drawn on skills of observation, empathy, and systems thinking.

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Noted geologist Stephan Graham named dean of Stanford Earth

Graham, an energy resources and sedimentary geologist who joined the Stanford faculty in 1980, will begin his new role Nov. 2. He succeeds Dean Pamela Matson, who led the school for 15 years.

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Connecting Local Knowledge with Environmental Policy

Stanford undergraduates gain hands-on experience with environmental policy work through unique internship program at California state agencies.

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Stanford launches center on global poverty and development

Stanford's new center includes Earth Systems Science professors David Lobell, Marshall Burke, Eric Lambin, Roz Naylor, and James Jones.

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Becoming a green VC

David Mount built a career as a green investor using people skills, analytical know-how, and scientific knowledge gained from his joint MS Environment and Resources/MBA degree program.

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Rosemary Knight wins 2017 Outstanding Educator Award

As a geophysics professor at Stanford Earth, Knight has put both graduate and undergraduate education at the forefront of her efforts.

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