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Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (EEES)

Director: Kevin R. Arrigo

Academic Oversight Committee: Kevin Arrigo (Environmental Earth System Science), Biondo Biondi (Geophysics), Jef Caers (Energy Resources Engineering), Louis Durlofsky (Energy Resources Engineering), Scott Fendorf (Environmental Earth System Science)

Program Offices: Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building, Room 139

Mail Code: 94305-4216


Courses offered by the Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Program are listed under the subject code EEES on the Stanford Bulletin's ExploreCourses web site.

The Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program (EEES) is not accepting new students. The program continues to provide courses and advising for students already enrolled.

The goal of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences (EEES) is to complement the disciplinary Earth Science and Engineering programs offered within the departments of the School of Earth Sciences and to train graduate students to integrate knowledge from these disciplines through tools and methods needed to evaluate the linkages among physical, chemical, and biological systems of the Earth, and understand the dynamics or evolution of these integrated systems and the resources they provide.

Students in EEES must make significant headway in, and combine insights from, more than one scientific discipline. For example, a student whose goal is to understand the structure of the Earth's interior using computational methods might design a study plan that includes high-level mathematics, numerical modeling, and geophysical imaging techniques. A student interested in water management might integrate water flow analysis and modeling, geophysical imaging, geostatistics, and satellite remote sensing of changes in agricultural intensity and land use. A student interested in marine carbon cycling might use knowledge and tools from numerical modeling, marine biogeochemistry and geochemistry, oceanography, and satellite imaging. The key to the program is its academic flexibility and ability to exploit an increasingly interdisciplinary faculty, particularly in the School of Earth Sciences, but also in the greater Stanford community.

Graduate Programs in Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences

The University's basic requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are discussed in the "Graduate Degrees" section of this bulletin.

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