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Stanford’s Page Chamberlain received the first Senckenberg Prize for Nature Research for his innovative work in Earth system dynamics, including advancing the understanding of the carbon cycle and climate and precipitation patterns over millions of years. 

December 12, 2014

Jenny Suckale is endlessly fascinated by the Navier-Stokes equation, which she uses to study everything from volcanic eruptions to Antarctic ice flow. The story of how Suckale came to discover and love the Earth Sciences is as nonlinear as some of the natural phenomena she studies.

November 11, 2014
Kate Maher holding post-it notes

Professors in the School of Earth Sciences who are making ongoing and consistent contributions to teaching were recognized at a recent faculty dinner. 

November 11, 2014
Eric Lambin in front of his computer screen

A pioneer in the analysis of global land use change, Lambin employs advanced data collection and satellite imagery to understand human decision making and its influence on ecosystems and global environmental change.

October 20, 2014

All countries, including wealthy economies like the United States, struggle with problems of food availability, access, and nutrition, said Stanford professor Rosamond Naylor in an Earth Matters lecture on the challenge of alleviating global hunger.

October 10, 2014
Mark Zoback

It's still 2014 but Geophysics Professor Mark Zoback can look forward to being honored in the New Year with the Robert R. Berg Outstanding Research Award.  The  American Association of Petroleum Geologists is recognizing Zoback's contributions to the field of reservoir geomechanics.

September 22, 2014

The Summer Undergraduate Research in Geoscience and Engineering (SURGE) program brings students from smaller colleges, minority serving institutions, or underserved backgrounds to Stanford for a summer of Earth science research.

August 22, 2014

Chris Field will receive the Roger Revelle Medal, while the biennial Charles A. Whitten Medal will be presented to Paul Segall.

July 24, 2014

Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson was appointed to the board of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

July 23, 2014

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. 

July 14, 2014

The Eni Prize is aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers

June 20, 2014

Earth Sciences graduates are equipped to address major 21st century challenges, and, unlike prior generations, understand and deal with complex interconnections such as those among access to energy, water availability and food production.  

June 17, 2014
Cost Guard officers, Prof Arrigo, and two graduates on deck.

Two graduating seniors on an Arctic research mission missed Stanford’s commencement, so Prof. Kevin Arrigo, the crew and staff honored them aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy.

June 13, 2014
margot gerritsen professor of the year award

Energy Resources Engineering Prof. Margot Gerritsen was named professor of the year by the Stanford Society of Women Engineers in recognition of teaching excellence in computational and mathematical engineering and excellence in mentoring young women engineers.

May 23, 2014
julie kennedy

 ‘Irreplaceable’ Earth Sciences professor Julie Kennedy was recently honored by Phi Beta Kappa for her ability to teach and inspire students.

May 14, 2014
Sally Benson portrait

Earth Sciences professors Sally Benson (shown) and Roland Horne are the new director and deputy director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy.

April 22, 2014

Stanford professor Tiziana Vanorio is using a seed grant to launch online lessons that could dramatically shorten the learning curve for complicated lab instruments.

March 5, 2014

The School of Earth Sciences Undergraduate Research Program immerses students in serious research projects, exposing them to the process of scientific inquiry and helping them decide about their academic futures.


March 5, 2014
Tiziana Vanorio in her lab.

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

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
Jeremy Brown and Rebecca Hernandez

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

February 13, 2014

President Obama will nominate Prof. Orr to oversee energy and science research programs.

November 15, 2013


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