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

Why live at Explore Energy?

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We are passionate about being a home where residents feel a sense of authenticity, belonging, and inspiration, where we center the values of joy, hope, curiosity, discovery, and inclusion. Together we create a cohesive “energy circuit” that bridges all of Stanford’s schools. Explore Energy House hosts events, workshops, alumni seminars, student-initiated and led workshops, and more.  Our associated staff and leadership team provide energy mentoring and facilitate networking across campus.

Explore Energy House is associated with the Explore Energy program under the Precourt Institute for Energy and draws on diverse resources to explore the vast world of energy topics as we connect our residents with existing energy related programs and new opportunities across Stanford’s eight schools — including the new Doerr School of Sustainability. 

Expectations of a resident in Explore Energy House:

  1. Explore energy!  Examples include: attending program activities in the house (such as the Alumni Speaker Forum, Resource Spotlights, student-led workshops, field trips, etc.); enrolling in relevant courses; connecting with Explore Energy and other initiatives at the Precourt Institute for Energy; and joining energy-related student clubs.
  2. Participate in a half day Community Kickoff at the beginning of Fall Quarter to deepen relationships and learn awesome communication skills.

Associated Staff and Leadership Team: 

  • Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy; Professor, Materials Science and Engineering; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Bruce Cain, Director, Bill Lane Center for the American West; Professor, Political Science
  • Mark Jacobson, Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program; Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Sally Benson, Precourt Family Professor, Professor of Energy Resources Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Jane Woodward, Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Founder and Managing Partner, MAP
  • Diana Gragg, Managing Director, Explore Energy at the Precourt Institute for Energy; Core Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bianca Patel, Assistant Director, Explore Energy at the Precourt Institute for Energy
  • Wahila Wilkie, Program Manager, Explore Energy at the Precourt Institute for Energy  
  • Anthony Kinslow, Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Founder and CEO of Gemini Energy Solutions
  • Kirsten Stasio, Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; VP at MAP