Ben Kaufman ’17 and Wyatt Smitherman ’16 go head to head on the debate over climate change. Kaufman argues it is largely man-created while Smitherman claims the effects of climate change are part of the larger uncontrollable weather cycles of the earth.
At the corner of Searsville and Fremont Roads is a dirt pathway bordering acres of cultivated land. Lining the pathway are budding perennials – lavender, manzanita, rosemary – leading up to a covered greenhouse-like structure where farm educator Patrick Archie sits at a table discussing the day’s agenda with fellow farm staff.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, less than two miles from the Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and state-of-the-art computer science buildings, is the Stanford Farm. With irises, roses and lettuce all spilling into one another, the farm is totally insulated from the fast-paced, high-stress world that surrounds it (it doesn’t even have Wi-Fi), making…
Fourteen students this fall are studying topics as diverse as Earth sciences, biology, environmental sciences and cultural anthropology, marking the inaugural run of Stanford’s Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii.
Arctic-bound earth systems graduate Haley Smith Kingsland blogs… Pac-10 expansion?… Pamela Karlan “wouldn’t want to be up in front of this Supreme Court” for Prop. 8… Paul Craft on Robert Sinclair’s impact on Bing Overseas Studies… Stanford’s board of trustees considers “conflict mineral” resolution… Commencement speeches galore… Stanford news from around the Web, June 14, 2010.
Next fall, 20 students will be able to take an environmentally-focused quarter-long program in Hawaii that merges earth sciences, life sciences and Hawaiian culture. The School of Earth Sciences and Woods Institute for the Environment unveiled the Hawaii program for fall quarter 2010 in an e-mail to the Earth Systems mailing list last week.