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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.

New program funds fellowships for diverse PhD students
Submitted on Jan 3 2007

In order to better prepare graduate students from diverse backgrounds for academic careers, Stanford has developed a $4.5 million program to provide two-year fellowships, faculty mentors and seminars on the academic profession to 36 doctoral candidates over the next four years.

Video interview with Margot Gerritsen discussing her SmartEnergy Show
Submitted on Nov 29 2007

Margot Gerritsen, assistant professor of energy resources and engineering, edits her blog, Smart Energy Show, which features interviews with experts on campus and in the field about various issues related to energy.

ERE students win SPE International Student Paper Contest, November 2007
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Stanford ERE graduates continued the department's winning ways.

With growth of blogging on campus, Stanford gets caught up in Web 2.0
Submitted on Nov 28 2007

The Internet search engine Technorati.com currently tracks more than 112 million blogs, while Stanford’s new blog directory lists just 60 to 70 of them...Also listed in the directory is the blog of Margot Gerritsen, assistant professor of energy resources engineering. Gerritsen’s Smart Energy Show features interviews with experts on campus and in the field about various issues related to energy, in hopes that her content will give more context than that provided by traditional news media, and in a more informed and no-nonsense way. 

Wanted: Bright, New Teaching Ideas; Fund supports innovative pedagogy.
Submitted on Nov 1 2007

...Anne Egger [describes] how “active learning” has transformed how she teaches Dynamic Earth: Fundamentals of Earth Science. Instead of bombarding students with lectures, Egger, the undergraduate program coordinator in the School of Earth Sciences, gives them “a chance to explore things on their own.”