In the Spotlight

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At Stanford 2022: The year in review

A look back on a year that included the opening of the first new school in 75 years, continued efforts to promote diversity, equity, access and inclusion, a Nobel win and Rhodes scholarship, and much more.

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In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words is a series in which Stanford faculty reflect on a question or topic they have been grappling with throughout their careers.

Coastal cathedrals

Years after Hurricane Katrina altered his life’s course, Elliott White Jr. set out to understand what drives coastal wetland loss as a way to help lessen harm from future climate impacts for vulnerable coastal communities.

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Astronaut Jessica Watkins, ’10, talks with STANFORD magazine

NASA flight engineer Jessica Watkins, ’10, spoke with STANFORD magazine from aboard the ISS Expedition 67 about finding her path at Stanford Earth (now part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability) and what it’s like to sleep in space.

Examining obstacles to gender equality

Stanford scholars have studied the obstacles women face across society – at work, in education, as leaders – and how to reach a more equitable society for everyone. 

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Seeing sustainability’s bigger picture

Adam Nayak, winner of the 2022 J.E. Wallace Sterling Award for outstanding leadership and service, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and a minor in comparative studies in race and ethnicity. He plans to complete a degree in management science and engineering next year, then pursue a PhD with a sustainability and social impact focus.