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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.

Eric Gottlieb selected Stanford-USGS Fellow
Gottlieb is a 3rd year PhD student working in structural geology and tectonics and is the 28th Stanford-USGS Fellow.

Gottlieb is a 3rd year PhD student working in structural geology and tectonics and is the 28th Stanford-USGS Fellow.

A geological lens on 21st century problems at Stanford's TEDx
A geological lens on 21st century problems at Stanford's TEDx

PhD candidates Miles Traer and Mike Osborne are presenters at the May 11 event. Sign up for live webcast.

Geochemistry, past, present and future
Geochemistry, past, present and future

Geochemical Perspectives, a new quarterly journal of the European Association of Geochemistry, recently published its fourth issue, which is entirely devoted to the life and scientific work of Gordon Brown, Chair of the Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, and his long-time scientific collaborator, Professor Georges Calas, of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie  – Paris VI.

Earth's iron core is surprisingly weak, Stanford researchers say
Earth's iron core is surprisingly weak, Stanford researchers say

 

The researchers used a diamond anvil cell to squeeze iron at pressures as high as 3 million times that felt at sea level to recreate conditions at the center of Earth. The findings could refine theories of how the planet and its core evolved.

Ancient rocks and modern collaborations in Saudi Arabia
Ancient rocks and modern collaborations in Saudi Arabia by by Heather Rock Woods

When 13 Stanford geoscientists arrived in the Saudi Arabian city of Dhahran on the western edge of the Persian Gulf and 8,000 miles from The Farm, colleagues from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and from the oil company Saudi Aramco welcomed them as old friends.  Which is exactly what they are. Their Saudi counterparts visited them in California last year.

President Obama Honors Joseph Colgan for Pioneering Methods to Study Faults and Minerals in the West
Joseph Colgan

Dr. Joseph Colgan, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, was named one of President Obama's recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Kate Maher honored with Cox Medal for fostering undergraduate research
Kate Maher

During the Commencement award ceremonies of the School of Earth Sciences, Kate Maher, assistant professor of geological and environmental sciences, received the 2012 Allan V. Cox Medal for Faculty Excellence Fostering Undergraduate Research. The medal was established in memory of the late Allan V. Cox, a former professor of geophysics and dean of the School of Earth Sciences, who was a strong supporter of faculty-student research collaboration.

Professor George Hilley to receive 2012 Gores Award at Commencement
George Hilley

The Walter J. Gores Awards are the university's highest teaching honor. They are named for Professor Walter J. Gores, a member of the Stanford Class of 1917 who became a professor of design at the University of Michigan.

Assistant Professor Wendy Mao (GES) winner of 2013 Mineralogical Society of America Award
Wendy Mao

The Mineralogical Society of America Award recognizes outstanding published contributions to the science of mineralogy by relatively young individuals or individuals near the beginning of their professional careers.

Professor Gordon Brown to receive the 2012 AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell
Gordon Brown

The American Geosciences Institute awards the Campbell Medal, its most distinguished award, for superlative service to the geosciences.