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Undergraduate researchers pursue issues of food and soil while dodging tornadoes at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

November 4, 2015

The award is presented by the Paleontological Society each year to a scientist under 40 whose early work reflects excellence and promise in the science of paleontology. 

November 2, 2015

Rod Ewing has been honored with three prestigious awards in the geological and mineralogical sciences.

October 28, 2015

New awards fund range of projects from improved detection of gas leaks to conversion of natural gas into liquid fuels, and climate-related policy studies.

October 22, 2015

Zachary Brown defends his thesis, then travels 2,300 miles by foot and by kayak to establish an Alaskan field school, where he hopes to inspire the next generation's understanding of the environment.


October 16, 2015

Stanford students learn both theory and best practice of agricultural sustainability on six-acre site.

October 15, 2015

Farm education teaches problem solving.

October 14, 2015
Chris Field

Field sees the big picture and distills complex detail into a cohesive whole. It’s no wonder the U.S. tapped him for leadership of the U.N.'s top climate change organization.

September 28, 2015
High school teacher Monica Sircar watches a model convection system in a bowl of water

Teachers return to school after Stanford Earth summer program trains educators to help the next generation know their science.

August 19, 2015
Interns looking at fossils

In a summer internship program, high school students worked with Stanford Earth faculty and graduate student mentors on active research projects.

August 14, 2015
ESA 100 years

Stanford Earth professors are among the authors honored in the ESA centennial issue.

August 12, 2015

Chris Field will receive the 2015 Stephen H. Schneider award for the clear and compelling manner in which he has explained climate change science to the public. 

July 21, 2015

The newly created Alumni Council will contribute to the design of alumni activities and advise on how best to engage alumni in the life of the school.

July 10, 2015

A Stanford alumnus and former faculty member, Bill Dickinson embraced the “new” science of plate tectonics and launched the modern approach to sedimentary basin analysis.

July 8, 2015

The communities of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the Stanford Univeristy Libraries gathered last week to celebrate the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections, and the work and support offered by the team of outstanding librarians over the past century.

June 19, 2015

David Lobell has been named the William Wrigley Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

May 27, 2015

The Association for Women in Science cites Saltzman for recruiting a diverse body of students from around the Bay Area and connecting them with scientists at Stanford.

April 8, 2015

A chance course at Stanford and a study-abroad trip to Nepal changed the trajectory of Marshall Burke’s career, leading him to a human-focused approach to studying climate change.

April 2, 2015
Branner library stacks

Activities ranging from a map-a-thon and a discussion of an ingenious geologic map of the Game of Thrones to library tours and a panel discussion will commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of Stanford’s first libraries.

April 2, 2015

Rob Jackson turns to music and poetry when he needs a mental recharge from his main research focus, which is the study of how humans are affecting the Earth. 

April 2, 2015

Vanorio's grant will allow her to advance her studies on the rock physics signatures of fluid-rock interactions, which are vital components in understanding the properties of volcanic rocks and concrete, pursuing carbon sequestration projects, and studying induced seismicity.

March 31, 2015

A study of urban water supply vulnerability coauthored by Steven Gorelick was recognized as the "Best Paper of 2014" by Environmental Research Letters. The  journal also honored "ground breaking" research on global crop yields coauthored by David Lobell, and on urban agriculture coauthored by Eric Lambin.

March 16, 2015

The new name – the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences – reflects the school’s focus on understanding the workings of the planet and helping address resource and environmental challenges facing the world. 

February 10, 2015

Energy Resources Engineering professor joins Earth Sciences Dean Pamela Matson (2005) and Prof. Rob Dunbar (2009) as winner of the Lyman Award, which recognizes faculty who go above and beyond to engage alumni on campus, regionally and around the world.


January 20, 2015


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