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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.

Graduate students honored for teaching excellence
Submitted on Mar 16 2012

Forty-one graduate students will be honored with Centennial Teaching Assistant Awards at a ceremony on Saturday, June 12. Now in its 21st year, the award program recognizes and rewards outstanding teaching by graduate students in the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. This year's Energy Resources Engineering winner is Bihter Padak.

Cleaner Coal Through Computation
Submitted on May 24 2010

Stanford researcher uses supercomputer Ranger to design better pollution controls (May 24, 2010)

Karim Farhat Wins Poster Session
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Karim Farhat wins Earth Science Research Review poster session.

Bob Lindblom Distinguished Member AAPG House of Delegates
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Bob Lindblom Made Distinguished Member of the AAPG House of Delegates

Chairman’s Message to Alumni and Friends
Submitted on Feb 15 2010

Greetings from the Department of Energy Resources Engineering!

Scientists pass solid particles through rock
Submitted on Jun 28 2009

Geothermal energy is getting a boost from nanotechnology. A group at Stanford has made particles tiny enough to pass through rocks. This could make it easier to build man-made geysers for electric power.

High-pressure compound could be key to hydrogen-powered vehicles
Submitted on May 7 2009

A hydrogen-rich compound discovered by Stanford researchers is packed with promise of helping overcome one of the biggest hurdles to using hydrogen for fuel—namely, how do you stuff enough hydrogen into a volume that is small enough to be portable and practical for powering a car? The newly discovered material is a high-pressure form of ammonia borane, a solid material which itself is already imbued with ample hydrogen.