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These stories offer a glimpse of the many ways in which faculty and students are addressing some of today's greatest challenges in the Earth and environmental sciences.

Mehrdad Shirangi is recipient of APPIH Student Scholarship
Submitted on Dec 2 2014

Mehrdad is congratulated for his outstanding academic and professional records at the Second APPIH Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado.

Pac-12 Features Usua Amanam
Submitted on Sep 18 2014

Usua AmanamChevron and the Pac-12 conference recognize Usua Amanam, an Energy Resources Engineering master's degree student and former football player, for excelling on and off the field.

Margot Gerritsen is appointed the Oswald G. Villard University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Submitted on Sep 12 2014

Margot GerritsenThis fellowship is part of the Bass University Fellows Program created during the Campaign for Undergraduate Education (2000-05), and was designed to honor faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment, at the highest levels, to undergraduate education.

Geothermal Industry Grows, With Help From Oil and Gas Drilling
Submitted on Jul 23 2014

Kewen Li"Drilling wells is expensive, taking 50 percent to 60 percent of a project’s total costs" [Quoting Kewen Li, senior research engineer in energy resources engineering, on the cost of drilling wells in attempting to access geothermal energy—tapping into heat deep underground and using it to produce power.]

For Jef Caers, mother knows best
Submitted on Jul 22 2014

Jef CaersMom’s understated observation that her sports-minded teen was “very curious and not bad at math” led Jef Caers to a career in academic energy resources engineering.

ERE Special Seminar Dramatization Video
Submitted on Jul 18 2014

"TOWN HALL MEETING, TO FRAC OR NOT". A small Colorado city has to make a decision. Guest Speaker: Nancy L. Sauer.
Image Credit: by Mikenorton (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award
Submitted on Jul 16 2014

Tapan MukerjiTapan Mukerji, Gary Mavko and Jack Dvorkin of the School of Earth Sciences have been honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers.

Margot Gerritsen named Professor of the Year by the Stanford Society of Women Engineers
Submitted on Jul 16 2014

Margo GerritsenThe award recognizes excellence in teaching computational and mathematical engineering and in mentoring young women engineers. Gerritsen gave a visually stunning presentation at TEDxStanford 2014 about the inherent beauty of algebra and matrices.
CLICK HERE to view her 13-minute presentation.

Earth Sciences Grads Urged to Make Earth their Business
Submitted on Jun 19 2014

Boxiao Li Boxiao Li receives his PhD hood from Energy Resources Engineering advisors Prof. Hamdi Tchelepi (left) and Prof. Sally Benson.  Boxiao Li was among the graduates from the School of Earth Sciences who heard Dean Pamela Matson say during commencement ceremonies: "In our school, we know that planet Earth is our business." (Photo Credit: Stacy Geiken) ENLARGE PHOTO

ERE Student Awards 2014 Announced
Submitted on Jun 5 2014


Awards are given out each year to ERE Students in three categories. The Henry J. Ramey, Jr. Fellowship Award recognizes the most prominent research student in the department. Frank G. Miller Fellowship Award recognizes the top student each quarter in course performance. It is awarded three times each year to a student selected on grade performance and research productivity from the preceding quarter. The William H. Brigham Memorial Award recognizes a student, or a staff member, who contributes their time generously to improve the lives of others. It is an award for department citizenship.