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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.

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.

Stanford's Adam Brandt and colleagues have found that methane leakage from the U.S. natural gas infrastructure is much higher than official estimates
Submitted on Feb 18 2014

Adam BrandtA review of more than 200 earlier studies confirms that U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates. Leaks from the nation's natural gas system are an important part of the problem.

ERE's Usua Amanam (Stanford defensive back) tackles Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston
Submitted on Dec 2 2013

Usua Amanamduring the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. Stanford holds off Notre Dame 27-20 (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) View Image

Lynn Orr to be nominated by White House to head DOE energy research
Submitted on Nov 15 2013

Lynn OrrProfessor Franklin "Lynn" Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, has been tapped by President Obama to oversee energy and science research programs in the U.S. Department of Energy.

SPE Paper Contest winners Obi Isebor and Hamza Aljamaan
Submitted on Oct 17 2013

Obi IseborObi Isebor and Hamza Aljamaan are student paper contest winners at the recent Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

ERE Announces NEW Day and Time
Submitted on Sep 11 2013

Beginning Monday, September 30th, the ERE Graduate Seminars will be held on Monday afternoons at 12:15pm in McCullough Building, Room 115  
Autumn Speaker Lineup

ERE Student Awards 2013 Announced
Submitted on Jun 6 2013


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.

Two ERE students win Centennial Teaching Assistant Award 2013!
Submitted on Jun 5 2013

2013 Centennial AwardAbdulrahman Manea and Sumeet Trehan win the Centennial Teaching Assistant Award in recognition of their work in ENERGY 223 Winter Quarter. 

ERE Students Sweep in 2013 SPE Western Regional Student Paper Contest
Submitted on Apr 19 2013

Obi IseborERE students sweep the competition taking first and second place in both Ph.D. Division and Master's / Undergraduate Division at the 2013 SPE Western Regional Student Paper Contest in Monterey, CA.