Energy@Stanford & SLAC 2021
Energy@Stanford & SLAC is a multi-day conference for 130 incoming Stanford graduate and professional school students interested in energy. This course will allow you to learn about the depth and breadth of energy research at Stanford, grow your personal cross-campus network, meet Stanford energy faculty, attend in-depth interactive elective classes of your choice, experience a team challenge, and build an interdisciplinary community across campus. An energy background is not required; students from all schools and departments are encouraged to apply.
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This multi-day conference offered through the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute (SGSI) is free and open to 130 incoming Stanford graduate and professional school students. To APPLY and to find out more about SGSI and other courses being offered, please visit: https://vpge.stanford.edu/interdisciplinary-learning/sgsi.
Who: Up to 130 incoming and current Stanford graduate and professional school students
Where: Both virtual and in-person components
When: Tuesday - Friday, September 7 - 10, 2021
Associate Professor, Energy Resources Engineering School of Earth and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment Stanford University
K. K. Lee Professor, and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering and of Chemistry
Executive Director of Innovation Transfer, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy Operations
Precourt Family Professor, Professor of Energy Science Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Managing Director, Natural Gas Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy
Charles Louis Ducommun Professor in the School of Humanities & Sciences, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute, at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research & Professor at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Climate & Energy Program Coordinator, Climate Interactive
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, of Energy Science and Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Daniel Norbert Congreve
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Director, Precourt Institute for Energy, Fortinet Founders Professor, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, of Energy Science and Engineering, of Photon Science, Senior Fellow at Woods and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemistry
Research Technical Manager of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Melvin and Joan Lane Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor of Earth System Science, of Biology and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and at Woods
Managing Director, Precourt Institute for Energy
Welton Joseph and Maud L¿Anphere Crook Professor of Applied Earth Sciences & by courtesy, of Geophysics & of Energy Science Engineering
Holmes Hummel, PhD
Energy Equity & Just Transitions, Managing Director, Precourt Institute for Energy
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, of Energy Science Engineering and of Photon Science
Co-Director, Climate Interactive
Director of SLAC, Professor of Photon Science and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Anthony Kinslow II
Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Founder and CEO, Gemini Energy Solutions
Dean, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, Jay Precourt Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, of Energy Science & Engineering, of Photon Science, by courtesy, of Materials Sci & Eng and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at Hoover
Managing Director for the Bits and Watts Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy
Assistant Professor of Energy Science Engineering and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
Leonardo Professor and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Electrical Engineering
William R. Timken Professor in the Graduate School of Business, Emeritus
Managing Director, Sustainable Finance Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy
William Abraham Tarpeh
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, by courtesy, of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment
Professor (Research) of Management Science and Engineering, of Energy Science Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, of Energy Science Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
EnROADS Climate Change Simulation Challenge
What will it take to limit global warming to below 2°C or even 1.5°C? Energy@Stanford & SLAC 2021 participants will work together to tackle this important question. The teamwork sessions are planned to be in-person, while En-ROADS class events are planned to be remote.
Using the En-ROADS simulator, students will work in small teams to develop a scenario that limits global warming, preserves and creates a healthy economy, promotes equity and a just transition, and protects the environment. En-ROADS is a policy simulation model developed by Climate Interactive, Ventana Systems, and MIT Sloan that allows users to explore the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties.
Teams will submit a short video presentation of their scenarios on Wednesday, and three finalists will be chosen to discuss their scenarios with the cohort. The class will then choose a winner and each member of the winning team will receive a $20 Stanford Student Store giftcard!
Special thanks to Drew Jones and Janet Chikofsky for hosting the En-ROADS simulation.
See a video of the En-ROADS climate change simulation challenge here.
SLAC Tour (Optional)
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is a multi-program laboratory exploring frontier questions in photon science, astrophysics, particle physics and accelerator research. Located in Menlo Park, SLAC has been operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy since its founding in 1962.
SLAC built, what was at the time the world’s longest particle accelerator, discovered some of the fundamental building blocks of matter and created the first website in North America. X-ray laser research is revealing intimate details of atoms and chemical reactions and making stop-motion movies of this tiny realm, with the goal of doing the same for living cells. SLAC is also developing the smaller, more efficient particle accelerators of the future. Six scientists have been awarded Nobel prizes for work done at SLAC.
This optional tour will visit the lab’s 2-mile long linear accelerator, the X-ray laser facility (LCLS), the synchrotron (SSRL) and the GISMo lab (Grid Integration, Storage, and Mobility).
Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) - called “linac” for short, was the world’s first hard X-ray free-electron laser, pushing science to new extremes with ultrabright, ultrashort pulses that capture atomic-scale snapshots in quadrillionths of a second that reveal never-before-seen structures and properties in matter, and can be compiled to make movies of molecules in motion. Construction has begun on a major upgrade to LCLS that will add a second x-ray laser beam that is 10,000 times brighter with pulses that arrive up to a million times per second – greatly sharpening our view of how nature works at the atomic level and on ultrafast timescales.
SLAC is also home to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL), a pioneering synchrotron radiation facility primarily used for materials science and biology experiments. Now in its fifth decade, SSRL is still evolving and is well-positioned to make significant contributions to scientific discovery for decades to come.
The tour will begin with a brief introduction to SLAC by scientists, and end with lunch. Participants will travel by charter bus from Stanford to SLAC and back. There will be no option to leave partway through the visit.
Tour sign-ups will be emailed to all students attending Energy@Stanford&SLAC 2021 in the week of 8/30 prior to the course. Sign-up deadline will be TBD.
Sponsors include: The Precourt Institute for Energy (PIE), the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES), the Vice Provost Office for Graduate Education (VPGE), and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory