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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.

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.

ERE students write about Trustee decision to divest from coal companies
Submitted on May 8 2014

ERE students respond to the Stanford University Board of Trustees’ decision to not make direct investments of endowment funds in coal-mining companies.  MORE

Supreme Court's ruling expands air pollution control efforts, say Stanford scholars
Submitted on May 5 2014

Jennifer WilcoxStanford experts analyze the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states must comply with regulations developed by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce coal-burning pollutants that float to downwind states.

Research Review Awards Announced
Submitted on Apr 24 2014



ERE students Thomas Aird and Mehrdad Gharib-Shirangi are recent winners at the School of Earth Sciences Research Review symposium held on April 11th. MORE

SPE Paper Contest Winners
Submitted on Apr 17 2014

SPE Hangyu Li, Beibei Wang, and Tim Anderson are student paper contest winners at the recent Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Western Region Student Paper Contest held at Stanford.

Wind farms can provide a surplus of reliable clean energy to society, Stanford study finds
Submitted on Mar 24 2014

Wind Farms"These results are very encouraging," said study co-author Sally Benson, a professor of energy resources engineering and director of the Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford. "They show that you could create a sustainable energy system that grows and maintains itself by combining wind and storage together. This depends on the growth rate of the industry, because the faster you grow, the more energy you need to build new turbines and batteries."

ERE Alumni Nathan Meehan Announced as 2016 SPE President Nominee
Submitted on Mar 6 2014

Nathan MeehanNathan and nine others make up the slate of Board nominees recommended for positions open on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Board of Directors.