Stanford University

School Highlights

Students collaborate with community groups in Farmers, Scientists, Activists

Students explore the environmental aspects of farming at the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and work to reduce food waste by partnering with Stanford Earth's Matt Rothe, co-founder of the FEED Collaborative.

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WaterWise at Stanford

Earth Systems graduate Sophie Christel, BS '15, MS '17, produced a video about Stanford's efforts to reduce potable water use while she worked as an intern with the Office of Sustainability.

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Ethan Williams Receives the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

A recent ceremony honored 33 prize winners representing 26 departments from the three Stanford schools with undergraduate programs –  Humanities and Sciences;  Engineering; and  Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

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Stanford Earth’s Richard Nevle receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Nevle’s nomination letters from students and alumni noted that “he treats his students with the utmost respect, running his classes as a conversation designed to leave both sides richer, and not a one-way exchange."

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Dean Matson tells graduates to “get engaged and stay engaged”

Dean Pamela Matson commended graduating students for their accomplishments, emphasizing their ability to have a lasting impact in the years ahead.

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Mexican energy reform architect Edgar Rangel-German wins first Mid-Career Alumni Award

Stanford Earth’s Mid-Career Alumni Award is offered annually to alumni 45 years and younger who have made significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities. 

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The Millennial Astronaut Who Wants to Go to Mars

Stanford Earth alumna Jessica Watkins, one of NASA’s newest recruits, says she’s ready — but only if there’s a ride back.

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Stanford Earth's Dan Reineman wins teaching award

Stanford Earth lecturer Dan Reineman wins the Walter J. Gores Award, the university's highest teaching honor, for "being a beacon of light and positivity for students."

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Dean Pamela Matson receives honorary degree from McGill University

Dean Pamela Matson was awarded an honorary degree from McGill University at its 2017 commencement. Matson's research addresses the sustainability of agricultural systems and the vulnerability of people and places to climate change.

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Dean Pamela Matson awarded honorary degree from Princeton

Dean Pamela Matson was awarded an honorary degree from Princeton University at its 2017 commencement. Matson is described as "an Earth saver, working tirelessly to achieve a sustainable future for our planet."

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Stanford commits to progress on climate change

President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell write about how Stanford has joined other Ivy-Plus universities in signing a statement to tackle climate change.

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Frozen secrets: Geophysicist explores glaciers with radar

Stanford Earth’s Dustin Schroeder researches new ways of observing, understanding, and predicting the configuration of ice sheets using ice-penetrating radar data.

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Stanford Earth's Dustin Schroeder speaks at TEDxStanford

Schroeder discusses his cutting-edge research that uses radar technology to understand how rapidly changing ice sheets contribute to sea level rise, a result of warming temperatures that threatens coastal communities and habitats around the world.

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Geophysics champion George Thompson dies at 97

Thompson's dedication to Stanford spanned seven decades, from his years as a student to research contributions as a faculty member.

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Stanford Natural Gas Initiative targets energy poverty

Symposium convenes 130 thought leaders from 12 countries to discuss solutions to energy poverty in developing economies.

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Stephan Graham awarded for lifetime of distinguished research and teaching

Graham has developed seminal research in the field of sedimentation and tectonics and has mentored generations of graduate students. 

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