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.
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.
Stanford ERE graduates continued the department's winning ways.
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.
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.
...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.”