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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 receives applied mathematics 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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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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