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Karen Casciotti named 2020 John Hayes Award recipient

The award from the Geochemical Society is given to a mid-career scientist for outstanding accomplishments that draw together multiple fields of investigation to advance biogeochemical science.

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Faculty input sought for new climate and sustainability school

Following deliberations by a Blueprint Advisory Committee in the fall, leaders are seeking faculty input on proposals for the new school’s structure, composition and areas of focus.

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Energy Leader Mike Ming Earns Distinguished Alumni Award

He began his career at a time when energy scarcity threatened the U.S. economy and national security. Now he would like to have an honest conversation about managing abundance.

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Nick Halla recognized with Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award

E-IPER graduate's ambition to drive technology for sustainability brings him full circle to focus on food system innovation.

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From family farm to global food force

With Impossible Foods, E-IPER alumnus Nick Halla strives to restore global biodiversity and reverse the trend of climate change by transforming the global food system.

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At Stanford 2020: The year in review

Looking back at what has been a turbulent year, the Stanford community has found new ways to come together to learn and to work, while also advancing research. 

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Noah Diffenbaugh receives AGU’s William Kaula Award

The professor of Earth system science was honored for extraordinary contributions to the growth, quality, and success of the peer-reviewed journal Geophysical Research Letters.

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New insights and discoveries at AGU 2020

From Dec. 7-17, Stanford faculty, students and scholars presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), along with fellow scientists and researchers from various disciplines in the Earth and planetary sciences. 

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Simona Onori wins C3E research award for work on sustainable transportation

The annual award from the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative, or C3E, recognizes mid-career women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy.

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E-IPER alumna named to Forbes 30 under 30

Annie Baldwin, E-IPER MBA/MS '19, is director of strategy at eIQ Mobility, which offers an analytics platform that helps corporate vehicle fleets determine which cars could be readily swapped out for more efficient electric vehicles. Now in its second year, eIQ Mobility is working with 25 fleets representing 80,000 vehicles.

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Gordon Brown, Noah Diffenbaugh elected to 2020 Class of AGU Fellows

Brown, a professor of geology, emeritus, and Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science, join a cohort of global leaders for their exceptional contributions to the Earth and space sciences community through breakthrough, discovery, or innovation in their disciplines – an honor given to fewer than 0.1% of AGU's members.

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Images from a fraught year

Stanford Earth’s 2020 photo contest drew 156 photographs from faculty, students, and staff. The images captured experiences coping with COVID-19, as well as close encounters with nature from activities before the pandemic.

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Stanford supports alliance of universities in diversifying STEM postdocs

Page Chamberlain and Lupe Carrillo discussed collaborating on an NSF grant to expand professional development opportunities for underrepresented researchers in STEM.

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Students learn new skills with scientist-in-training programs

Jennifer Saltzman discussed her role in the Bright STaRS program, which has been influential for scholars at Stanford Earth including Farm intern Claire Valva, local high schooler Michael Wucher and alumni Daniel Ibarra and Jason Stuckey.

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Stanford moves forward on climate and sustainability school, deans address student criticisms

Leadership shared that the planning process consists of a Blueprint Advisory Committee, an External Advisory Committee along with potential formal conversations with students.

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Q&A: How does Indigeneity intersect with the geosciences?

As part of an effort to celebrate and discuss identity, four Stanford Earth community members talk about how their Indigenous identities have informed and impacted their careers.

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