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.
Tapan 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.
The 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.
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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
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 respond to the Stanford University Board of Trustees’ decision to not make direct investments of endowment funds in coal-mining companies. MORE
Stanford 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.
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.
"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."
Nathan and nine others make up the slate of Board nominees recommended for positions open on the Society of Petroleum Engineers Board of Directors.