Ecology & Environment

Stanford grad’s trek on the edge of wilderness

Zachary Brown defended his thesis, then traveled 2,300 miles by foot and by kayak to establish an Alaskan field school, where he hopes to inspire the next generation's understanding of the environment.

Student teams win grants to commercialize Stanford energy inventions

Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams comprised mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.

Searching for an ecological solution

A dam that brought fresh water to a Senegalese town also brought increased rates of a disease called snail fever. Undergraduate Olivia Cords was part of team investigating a possible ecological solution.