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Explore Energy is an effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy, which is part of the Doerr School of Sustainability.

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A vibrant residential community and living laboratory that expands energy and sustainability education through interdisciplinary dialog, exploration, and action. A place/home for people passionate about making a difference!

Explore Energy House

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Explore Energy House is Stanford's first STEM based theme house.  It provides students an inclusive residential community and living laboratory to better investigate and address the connections between energy, sustainability, and climate change through interdisciplinary dialogue, exploration, and action. Check out this Overview of Explore Energy House based on the experiences in Year 1. Learn even more through the weekly Explore Energy Seminar (CEE 208, ENERGY 108, ENERGY 208) facilitated by the house Resident Fellow, Holmes Hummel. Check out the amazing syllabus. Open to residents and non-residents alike! 

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Explore Energy House, housed in Junipero, is a four-class house open to any undergraduate student (including transfers), regardless of major, who has a strong commitment to actively exploring any aspect of the energy field, including but not limited to technology, finance, history, social science, equity and justice, and/or art. It is not expected that students come in with domain knowledge, but rather that they have a shared desire to engage each other as we explore a wide range of energy ecosystems. Explore Energy House hosts events, workshops, alumni seminars, student-initiated and led workshops, and more.  

At Explore Energy, we are passionate about energy AND about centering the values of joy, hope, curiosity, exploration, and inclusion. Explore Energy is a home for students who are invested in relationship and community building and providing a place of encouragement and belonging for each other.