Tag: Woods Institute for the Environment

Kickstarting Solutions

by Rob Jordan on July 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Stanford human rights experts, engineers, economists, geologists, marine biologists and others soon will collaborate on finding new ways to combat air pollution, mine wastewater for valuable resources, reduce food waste and more. The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has awarded nine proposals as part of its 2019 Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) and Realizing Environmental Innovation Program (REIP)… Read more Kickstarting Solutions
Nicole Ardoin

Nicole Ardoin honored for achievements in environmental education

by Stanford Graduate School of Education on January 29, 2019 2:09 pm
NICOLE ARDOIN, an associate professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, was recently honored by the Clemson University Institute for Parks for her life’s work in environmental education. Ardoin received the William C. Everhart award, which recognizes sustained achievements that foster an appreciation of parks and other historic… Read more Nicole Ardoin honored for achievements in environmental education
Solar energy

Stanford-born energy business wins global competition

by Rob Jordan on October 8, 2018 2:05 pm
An idea hatched by two Stanford graduate students in an engineering and entrepreneurship class has won a global competition for climate change-focused business plans, technologies and platforms. Solstice Energy Solutions, founded by UGWEM ENEYO (MS ’17) and COLE STITES-CLAYTON (’14, MS ’15), earned top honors and $25,000 in the California Climate Cup. Eneyo accepted the prize… Read more Stanford-born energy business wins global competition
Sonifying the Sea

Tackling wildfire, health and environmental risks

by Devon Ryan on July 13, 2018 12:15 am
Stanford engineers, geophysicists, disease ecologists, musicologists and others soon will collaborate on finding new ways to detect and reduce wildfire risk; harness the sun’s power to purify water; interpret ocean health through sound and more. The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment has awarded 10 proposals as part of its 2018 Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) and Realizing Environmental… Read more Tackling wildfire, health and environmental risks
David Lobell

David Lobell appointed new director of FSE

by Michelle Horton on July 11, 2018 4:30 pm
The Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) is pleased to announce Professor DAVID B. LOBELL will step in as director Sept. 1, 2018. Lobell succeeds ROSAMOND L. NAYLOR who has been the director since FSE’s inception in 2005. “I am thrilled to be able to pass the leadership of FSE to the next generation. David… Read more David Lobell appointed new director of FSE
Inaugural LInC fellows

LInC: a new cohort of Stanford collaborative faculty leaders

by Woods Institute staff on June 27, 2018 12:40 pm
The Stanford Woods Institute has announced its inaugural group of fellows in the LInC (Leading Interdisciplinary Collaborations) program for Stanford faculty. LInC is a fellowship program for outstanding environmental researchers. The LInC program is centered on a leadership framework pioneered by the Leopold Leadership Program. The program is designed to empower faculty to take their skills to the next level… Read more LInC: a new cohort of Stanford collaborative faculty leaders
Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment

Seeking disease solutions in nature

by Rob Jordan on January 30, 2018 12:15 am
The line between environmental health and human health is blurred. The world’s rural poor know this well: ecological systems they depend on for subsistence can also spread high rates of infectious diseases through pathogens carried by agricultural pests, rodents, parasites and other vectors. The Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment (DEHE) works with experts in… Read more Seeking disease solutions in nature

Governor reappoints Newsha Ajami to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

by Sarah Derouin on December 3, 2017 2:16 pm
NEWSHA AJAMI, senior research associate at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and director of urban water policy with Water in the West and NSF-ReNUWIt initiatives, has been reappointed to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for another four-year term. The position requires confirmation from the California Senate. The board is… Read more Governor reappoints Newsha Ajami to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
Ecosystems of California

Harold Mooney’s Ecosystems of California wins California Book Award

by Devon Ryan on June 1, 2017 2:17 pm
Ecosystems of California has received the Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing in the 86th Annual California Book Awards. The comprehensive reference guide, which includes contributions from more than 150 authors, is a deep dive into the functions, management and diversity of each ecosystem in the Golden State. This adds to the PROSE Award for… Read more Harold Mooney’s Ecosystems of California wins California Book Award