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.
This fellowship is part of the Bass University Fellows Program created during the Campaign for Undergraduate Education (2000-05), and was designed to honor faculty who have demonstrated a sustained commitment, at the highest levels, to undergraduate education.
"Drilling wells is expensive, taking 50 percent to 60 percent of a project’s total costs" [Quoting Kewen Li, senior research engineer in energy resources engineering, on the cost of drilling wells in attempting to access geothermal energy—tapping into heat deep underground and using it to produce power.]
Mom’s understated observation that her sports-minded teen was “very curious and not bad at math” led Jef Caers to a career in academic energy resources engineering.
Tapan Mukerji, Gary Mavko and Jack Dvorkin of the School of Earth Sciences have been honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers.
The award recognizes excellence in teaching computational and mathematical engineering and in mentoring young women engineers. Gerritsen gave a visually stunning presentation at TEDxStanford 2014 about the inherent beauty of algebra and matrices.
CLICK HERE to view her 13-minute presentation.
Boxiao Li receives his PhD hood from Energy Resources Engineering advisors Prof. Hamdi Tchelepi (left) and Prof. Sally Benson. Boxiao Li was among the graduates from the School of Earth Sciences who heard Dean Pamela Matson say during commencement ceremonies: "In our school, we know that planet Earth is our business." (Photo Credit: Stacy Geiken) ENLARGE PHOTO
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.
ERE students respond to the Stanford University Board of Trustees’ decision to not make direct investments of endowment funds in coal-mining companies. MORE
Stanford experts analyze the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states must comply with regulations developed by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce coal-burning pollutants that float to downwind states.