Winter 2017
Stanford Earth Insider
A quarterly newsletter for the Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences community

 School News

data visualization

Stanford Earth launches Big Data intro course

A new course builds Big Data analytical skills for students from any major and teaches them how data can help solve challenges impacting Earth. 
Shannon Switzer Swanson

Nat Geo names our student "Adventurer"

National Geographic named ocean advocate and PhD student Shannon Switzer Swanson one of its 10 most inspiring Adventurers of the Year.
environmental landscape

Emmett gift extends environmental education 

A $7.2 million Emmett family gift expands faculty and student opportunities in the E-IPER program, and creates a matching program to inspire new support.
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Wet this winter?

Keep dry and let people know you care about the Earth with a Stanford Earth Matters umbrella. Available at the bookstore.



Join our Alumni Reception at the NAPE Expo in Houston

5:00-6:30 PM, February 16, 2017, Hilton Americas, Houston

Save the date: TEDx at Stanford  

April 23, 2017, with Stanford Earth's Dusty Schroeder on "Window into Ice."

Save the date: Stanford Earth Matters San Francisco 

6:30 PM-9:30 PM, April 25, 2017, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

In The News

rainy day
Earth System Science faculty member Noah Diffenbaugh explains what is happening in a radio interview.
91.5 KJZZ Radio, January 25, 2017
Tom Hayden
It's a golden age of science communication, but too many are missing out, says Tom Hayden, master's in environmental communications program director.
Stanford Report, January 12, 2017
coastal flooding. photo by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade
Quotes faculty member Chris Field, researcher Katherine Mach, and NAS president Marcia McNutt, a former Stanford Earth Advisory Board member.
Scientific American/E&E News, January 31, 2017

Earth Matters - Research and Ideas

industrial emissions

Action needed to make CO2 emissions fall

New study creates metrics to track national emissions pledges and global progress toward Paris agreement objectives.
January 30, 2017
undersea bubbles

Editor's picks: Favorite 2016 research stories 

Check out some of the editor's favorite reads among more than 80 stories and videos published in Stanford Earth Matters last year.
January 30, 2017
San Bruno gas explosion. Photo by Brocken Inaglory

Infrared cameras: Fast, but effective?

Stanford Earth postdoc Arvind Ravikumar examines the use of infrared cameras to detect methane leaks in his essay in The Conversation.
January 16, 2017

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