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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.

Bob Lindblom Distinguished Member AAPG House of Delegates
Submitted on

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.

Research by the Barrel
Submitted on Apr 15 2009

The United States is the world's largest consumer of energy, though China will soon overtake us...."The Saudis are working a lot harder to get the oil out than they used to," Roland Horne, the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor in the School of Earth Sciences, told the Woods Institute's Energy Seminar last fall.