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School Highlights

Pamela Matson to step down as Stanford Earth dean

The scope of research and teaching at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences greatly expanded under Matson, one of the university’s longest serving deans.

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Rob Jackson urges community to convey benefits of climate action

Rather than talk about the negative things, point to the co-benefits of finding climate solutions – from economics and jobs to water and the air we breathe.

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Erik Sperling awarded Sloan Fellowship

The fellowship recognizes early-career scholars poised to become leaders in their field. Sperling is an assistant professor of geological sciences at Stanford Earth.

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Pursuing a career in energy

Jamal's interest in a career that helps the world meet its energy needs has taken him from Ghana to Alaska, where he now works as an associate drilling engineer with ConocoPhillips.

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Modeling Gas Hydrates

Stanford Earth's Laura Dafov and Zachary Burton have won the 2017 Global Energy Forum video competition with a video about their pioneering efforts in the modeling of gas hydrate systems.

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Stanford Earth course takes students to the extremes

New course covering deep sea microbes and outer space draws students from all majors into the study of planet Earth.

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Stanford Earth’s Ellen Ward Receives AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award

Ward's research examines the impacts of climate change and local hydropower development on muskrats living in Canada’s Peace-Athabasca Delta.

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The role public understanding of science played in the election

We’re living in a golden age of science communication, but too many people are missing out, says Thomas Hayden, director of the master’s degree program in environmental communications.

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Stanford Earth launches new Big Data intro course

The class is designed for students from any major or background who want to understand how data analytics can help solve challenges impacting Earth and its inhabitants.

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PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson named NatGeo Adventurer of the Year

National Geographic has named Stanford Earth PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson one of the 10 most inspiring Adventurers of the Year.

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Rapid Arctic warming has global effects

U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair Fran Ulmer links Arctic science and policy.

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Stanford Earth Reunion 2016

This year’s homecoming events included the inauguration of Stanford’s 11th president.

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Six Years of SURGE

Stanford Earth’s SURGE summer program completes its sixth year of encouraging budding Earth scientists.

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