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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.

SPE International Student Paper Contest 2011
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Zhouyuan (Zee) Zhu took first place in the PhD Division and Guenther Glatz placed second.

Are Oil Pipelines Safer Now?
Submitted on Oct 3 2011

The economic pressures to develop the oil sands are enormous. Much of the world’s “easy” conventional oil has been found, and OPEC and the former Soviet Union hold most of what is left.

More on Tar, Oil, Pipelines and Presidents
Submitted on Sep 8 2011

Adam Brandt, a Stanford University researcher focused on oil and alternative fuels:

Stanford's Woods Institute awards 2011 round of Environmental Venture Projects
Submitted on Jun 24 2011

Seven Stanford faculty teams have been awarded Woods Institute Environmental Venture Projects grants for research that tackles global sustainability challenges.

The great Gulf oil spill: Stanford experts explain what went wrong
Submitted on Nov 29 2010

How could it happen? The details of the Deepwater Horizon disaster will be thrashed out in a public talk Tuesday evening by three Stanford experts: geophysicist Mark Zoback, Law School lecturer Meg Caldwell and energy engineer Roland Horne.

Bihter Padak Awarded Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship
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Bihter Padak, a PhD student in Energy Resources Engineering, was one of nine recipients of the 2010 Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship.

SPE International Student Paper Contest 2010
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Taku Ide won first place in the SPE International Student Paper Contest.

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.