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This course will run from April 1 to June 10 and encompass the fields of rock mechanics, structural geology, earthquake seismology and petroleum engineering to address a wide range of geomechanical problems that arise during the exploitation of oil and gas reservoirs. 

March 5, 2014

For Tiziana Vanorio, an unsettling childhood experience in Italy led to a lifelong fascination with rocks.

February 25, 2014

Stanford scientists are using measurements and computer simulations to investigate the worst drought in California's history.

February 25, 2014

From nuclear waste to strategic minerals for renewable energy, Rod Ewing wants to inject more science into long-term solutions. The recipient of a PhD in geology from Stanford in 1974, Ewing returns to The Farm with joint appointments in the School of Earth Sciences and the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

February 24, 2014

NSF-funded California Alliance includes Stanford, UC Berkeley, Caltech and UCLA

February 13, 2014

A review of more than 200 earlier studies confirms that U.S. emissions of methane are considerably higher than official estimates. Leaks from the nation's natural gas system are an important part of the problem. 

February 13, 2014

Stanford's Adam Brandt and colleagues have found that methane leakage from the U.S. natural gas infrastructure is much higher than official estimates.

February 13, 2014

USGS geophysicist and alumnus Ross Stein will deliver the Earth Sciences Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 24.

February 12, 2014

Prof. Rob Dunbar will deliver the Winter Quarter Earth Matters Lecture thru Stanford's Continuing Studies Program in Cubberley Auditorium. Admission is free.

January 30, 2014

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering program provides a fully funded 8-week research experience combined with a comprehensive training and mentoring, preparing participants for success in graduate school. 

 

January 28, 2014

Stanford scientists have developed a new "virtual earthquake" technique and used it to confirm a prediction that Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-expected ground motion if a major quake occurred along the southern San Andreas Fault.

January 23, 2014

Robert Jackson and his team discovered 5,893 methane gas leaks beneath the nation's capital.

January 17, 2014
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