Ali Zaidi, national climate advisor to President Joe Biden, discussed the federal government’s recent efforts to tackle climate change and how effective policies can help people.
"On paper, I’m a finance and operations manager, but I feel like a mechanic: I keep the Center for Ocean Solutions running day in and day out. "
Stace Maples, who heads the Stanford Geospatial Center, curates the libraries' satellite imagery and spatial data to help researchers make sense of the “where” in their research.
In the Earth Systems Program, undergraduate and coterminal master’s students learn about and independently investigate complex environmental problems caused by human activities in conjunction with natural changes in the Earth system.
Environmental justice roundtable highlights energy and policy, health, and Indigenous Peoples issues
The second event in a new dean’s lecture series through the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability featured environmental justice experts in energy, environmental health, and Native environmental policy.
Among a class of researchers that use satellites and infrared imaging to study minerals from on high, Lyon led studies from the Amazon to the moon.
Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability signs an Education partnership with the Naval Postgraduate School
The agreement creates partnerships to explore and address the increasing challenges of global climate change, energy security, and sustainability.
A new dean’s lecture series through the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability launched Dec. 6 with a conversation on environmental justice by David Pellow, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
About 160 students and postdoctoral researchers have participated so far in Dean Arun Majumdar’s ongoing listening tour focused on the role of energy company engagement in research funding.
Speakers highlight the urgent need to scale technologies, democratize data, and apply more diverse skill sets to accelerate understanding and protection of our oceans.
A new course winter quarter kicks off a series designed for undergraduates across the university. It will be taught by Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability Dean Arun Majumdar and Dean of Research Kathryn “Kam” Moler.
Geophysicist and world tectonics leader applies her scientific knowledge for risk reduction.
Combining entrepreneurship with a passion for helping people.
A field area studied in detail by Elizabeth Miller and mapped by countless undergraduates has been accepted as one of the first 100 Geological Heritage Sites by the International Union of Geological Sciences.
A new library resource makes Google Earth Engine’s 70+ petabyte Data Catalog of Earth, climate, and social data immediately available to the school's researchers in a platform specifically designed for enabling research at a global scale.
The newly named Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences has expanded its expertise in recent years to include extraterrestrial surface processes and atmospheric formation.
The new APS Fellows are recognized for their work in fluid dynamics and industrial and applied physics.
Astronaut and Geological Sciences alumna Jessica Watkins discussed her career path, her future mission to the moon, and seeing her former field sites from space.
Monarrez, a postdoctoral scholar in Geological Sciences, has been awarded for his efforts to advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at Stanford and beyond.
The school formally launched with more than 600 guests and speakers urging action on climate change and other sustainability challenges.
Hacking for Climate and Sustainability course facilitates student participation in projects that produce climate solution deliverables for companies, NGOs, or government policy.
For the first time since 2015, the Geological Society of Denmark honours a prominent geologist by awarding the Steno medal to Prof. Dennis K. Bird, Stanford University.
With the help of AI, researchers far and wide will be able to easily access decades of digitized research based in Monterey Bay.
Fendorf, the Terry Huffington Professor in the Department of Earth System Science and a senior fellow at the Woods Institute, has been elected for his exceptional achievements.
Three projects are the first to be awarded Healthy Planet, Healthy People Early-Career Research Awards focused on solutions to complex health challenges.
Starting this fall, Hopkins Marine Station is officially part of the new Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.
On Sept. 1 the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability officially opens, with the inaugural Dean Arun Majumdar at the helm.
The undergraduate and graduate offerings will be taught by faculty members from across all seven schools at Stanford.
Through the Stanford Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship, 10 postdocs will take on the challenge of creating impactful solutions to the world's largest sustainable energy issues.
Anna-Katharina von Krauland, a TomKat Center Graduate Fellow for Translational Research, has built an atlas detailing prospective sites for wind energy across the United States.
Stanford researchers collected water samples from boreholes and found evidence of a long-term transformation of subsurface microbial communities.
New Senior Associate Deans and Associate Deans will include a focus on environmental justice; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and more.
Livestock farmers are planting more trees on pastureland with the help of Working Trees, a venture co-founded by John Foye, MBA ’22/MS E-IPER.
The Geoscience of Environmental Justice course enables students to work with the East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market to offer on-the-spot testing for heavy metals.
Stanford placed first in the nationwide Campus Race to Zero competition and notably received top honors for disposing the most recyclables for eight consecutive weeks.
Stanford magazine's July issue includes a feature story about the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability and its aims to catalyze solutions to our most urgent environmental needs.
The Sustainability Accelerator drives solutions generated through collaborations and scales them through partners locally and globally to ensure they benefit all people.
Stanford’s Strategic Energy Alliance funds six new energy research projects for a total of $5.1 million
Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy selected an inaugural set of six new research projects to support through its Strategic Energy Research Consortium.
The award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their role to create a more inclusive, just, and welcoming community at the school.
Matson was recognized for her collaborative learning approaches, propagation of diverse forms of knowledge, and optimistic mentorship.
Dean Graham encouraged the school’s 2022 degree recipients to use the knowledge and approaches they learned at Stanford to help address the immense challenges facing society.
The new Oceans Department will provide unique oceans education and create global impact. The Energy Science and Engineering Department will increase in size and add expertise.
Gerritsen was one of 15 faculty members honored at the 2022 Faculty Women's Forum for her exceptional work and role in supporting women at Stanford.
On May 25, Stanford's Arun Majumdar moderated a discussion with John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram, co-authors of Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now.
The award encourages student engagement in the American Institute of Professional Geologists, the largest organization committed to promoting geology as a profession.
The annual Stanford Global Studies photo competition recognized 11 winning photographs – including several taken by Earth systems alumni.
A business plan developed by Stanford undergraduates to commercialize the recycling of lithium cobalt oxide batteries wins the 2022 EnergyTech University prize.
Investments of $1.1 billion from John and Ann Doerr, along with gifts from other philanthropists, catalyze interdisciplinary efforts to tackle urgent sustainability challenges.
A new certificate program provides a framework for Stanford Earth graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to learn new skills and gain practical experience.
Aydin was a field geologist who loved nothing more than leading teams of researchers and students into remote locations to study prehistoric rock formations.
Assoc. Professor and E-IPER Director Nicole Ardoin and her team are working to understand how people feel about the world around them – and what they’ll do to protect it.
Richard Nevle, deputy director of Stanford’s Earth Systems Program, discusses his new collection of essays about the Sierra Nevada mountain range, The Paradise Notebooks.
E-IPER alumni Jayce Hafner and Sami Tellatin, co-founded a startup that automates the process of matching farmers to financing.
The grant supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their organization.
Evan Baldonado, ’23, a student in the School of Engineering and co-director of Students for a Sustainable Stanford, is the first student to adopt a minor in environmental justice.
Faculty leading efforts to design curricula within the new school discuss new courses debuting next fall and preview what might be different in new degree programs.
Kathryn “Kam” Moler has been named transition dean of the new school focused on climate and sustainability, and Stephan Graham will be transition vice dean.
The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy has launched a new Energy Division and hired Sally Benson as Deputy Director for Energy & Strategist for the Energy Transition
Graduate students across disciplines participated in an immersive, weeklong summer course that could be a model keystone experience for Stanford’s new school.
Email from Provost Drell announcing the launch of a search committee for a founding dean of the new school focused on climate and sustainability.
The new school will include transitional academic divisions, university-wide cross-cutting themes organized into institutes and an accelerator focused on solutions.
Despite increased awareness and discussion around mental health disparities in academia, there remains an urgent need to resolve the conditions that cause these issues.
Stanford trustees received briefings on university initiatives including the new school focused on climate and sustainability.
The percentage of women earning Earth science PhDs has risen steadily, but the increase has not been spread equally among women and much work remains.
The Faculty Senate heard an update on the structure of the new school and learned about a Sustainability Accelerator that will translate policy and technology solutions.
After a Deliberative Polling event, faculty showed majority support for proposals relating to the organization and structure of the new school – but not without debate.
Black Americans breathe about 20% more harmful particles than white residents do, and are 2.8 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than white people in the U.S.
About 20% of U.S. adults reject the basic idea of evolution. If 84% of the world’s population is religious, then it may be time to rethink the relationship between climate science.
Following deliberations by a Blueprint Advisory Committee, leaders are seeking faculty input on proposals for the new school’s structure, composition and areas of focus.
Despite the clear connection between Indigenous welfare and the Earth, Indigenous students remain one of the most underrepresented minority groups in the Earth sciences.
A school focused on climate and sustainability, announced last May, is beginning to take shape. Leaders anticipate blueprints for the school’s academic structure by winter quarter.
Latinx students are more likely to be first-generation college students than any other racial or ethnic group.
Invisibility is a major issue for individuals of sexual or gender minorities who may have to choose to come out in workplace settings over and over.
Although Asian Americans are well represented in STEM fields, like engineering or mathematics, those numbers don’t translate in the geosciences.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne announced a school focused on climate and sustainability that will help the university address the urgent challenges facing the planet.
A committee is exploring ways of bridging sustainability efforts on campus and creating new mechanisms for addressing critical issues facing the planet