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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.

Tess Menotti leads PS-SEPM Fall Field Trip
Tess Menotti leads PS-SEPM Fall Field Trip

Our very own Tess Menotti, 4th year graduate student, is leading the Pacific Section SEPM Fall Field trip on October 20-21, 2012 to the Salinas Basin of California. Tess was asked to lead the field trip following her very successful turn in the same role for the 2010 BPSM Industrial Affiliates Meeting. Tess plans a comprehensive look at the Monterey(!) Petroleum System of the Salinas Basin and its expression in outcrop. We are so proud of you!

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

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.

Amorphous diamond, a new super-hard form of carbon, created under ultrahigh pressure
Submitted on Nov 01, 2011

Assistant Professor Wendy Mao and graduate student Yu Lin led the research team that produced a new form of carbon.

First life may have arisen above serpentine rock, say Stanford researchers
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

Stanford Earth scientists lend geophysical support to a theory of life's origins – but show that, if it's accurate, the first organisms could only have arisen during one brief stretch of geological time, long ago.

Professor Michael Moldowan named 2011 Treibs Medalist
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

The Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society has awarded the 2011 Alfred Treibs Medal to J. Michael Moldowan of Stanford University. The award will be presented at the 2011 IMOG meeting in Interlaken, Switzerland.

A trip to dinosaur time, Stephan Graham
Submitted on May 16, 2011

A project to drill a 10-kilometre-deep hole in China will provide the best view yet of the turbulent Cretaceous period. Jane Qiu reports.

Meng He selected as the recipient of the 2010 H. Victor Church Memorial Award at the Pacific Section AAPG annual meeting.
Submitted on Aug 27, 2010

The H. Victor Church Memorial Award is given by the Pacific Section AAPG in recognition of the best poster presented at the annual Pacific Section meeting. The award was established to build a lasting memorial to the technical prowess of H. Victor Church.

Asst Prof Jonathan Payne reports on Earth's growth spurts
Submitted on Oct 28, 2009
GES Emeritus Prof Irwin Remson to receive 2009 Ross L. Oliver Award from the National Ground Water Assoc
Submitted on Sep 29, 2009