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Honors & Awards

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

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

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
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
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
Assistant Professor Tiziana Vanorio in her lab

Geophysics Assistant Professor Tiziana Vanorio will receive the 2014 Innovative Teaching Award in late October from the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

September 4, 2014

Geophysics professor Eric Dunham, the 2014 winner for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Earth Sciences, sits down for an audio interview to discuss his approach to teaching, the source of his infectious enthusiasm for mathematics and physics, and why students rave about his unusual oral midterms.

July 30, 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

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

View photos of a unique graduation celebration for two seniors in the Arctic.

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

Based in Spain, the BBVA Foundation selected Prof. Chris Field to receive its Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Climate Change

January 10, 2014

Wendy Mao received the 2013 Mineralogical Society of America Award.

November 2, 2013

Mark Zoback received the 2013 Louis Neel Medal from European Geosciences Union.

October 15, 2013

Greg Beroza was awarded the Beno Gutenberg Medal of the the European Geosciences Union.

October 14, 2013

Cited for establishing links between ancient plant remains and present day ecosystems.

September 26, 2013

Selected for research on the impact of climate change on crop production and food security

September 26, 2013

Field recognized for "significantly increasing our knowledge of how life on Earth responds to climate change and what reactions can be anticipated between the biosphere and the atmosphere".

July 8, 2013

Bala Rajaratnam received the School of Earth Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for 2013.

June 20, 2013

The Ecological Society of America cites the integration of ecological and social sciences

June 18, 2013

Dean Pamela Matson encourages graduates to continue tackling the challenging resource and sustainability issues of the 21st century

June 17, 2013

Pilot activity encourages six recently tenured faculty members to experiment in research and teaching

June 14, 2013