Stories published in 2020

School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

The science behind extinction

Stanford experts decipher the mysteries and mechanisms of extinction and survival in Earth’s deep past and paint an increasingly detailed picture of life now at the brink.

Stanford News Service —

Greetings from Stanford at Home

Stanford students sent their reflections on the year and their well wishes for 2021 in video postcards from California, Texas, Massachusetts, London and beyond.

Precourt Institute for Energy —

Yi Cui named director of Precourt Institute for Energy

Yi Cui, a preeminent researcher of nanotechnologies for better batteries and other sustainability technologies, as well as an educator and entrepreneur, will become the next director of Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy.

How to power up battery manufacturing in India

India will need to make the switch from coal to renewable energy to meet its ambitious decarbonization goals. Batteries could be key to meeting these targets and represent an opportunity to develop the country’s battery manufacturing industry.

Stanford Athletics —

Tara at the top

Tara VanDerveer earned her 1,099th career victory Tuesday to pass Pat Summitt and become the winningest coach in women’s basketball history.