The SEC is composed of six teams, each with its own area of responsibility, that work synergistically to further our mission. These teams are Business Development, Communities, Digital & Brand, Events, Journal, and Projects. Each team is composed of a number of officers and led by a Vice-President, who sits on the executive board and coordinates SEC strategy with the other VPs and club Presidents. Since each team is integral to the successful functioning of the club, the best way to get involved with the SEC is to join one of our teams as an officer. Descriptions and contact details for each team are listed below.
BizDev is the finance and outreach branch of the SEC, specializing in forming and maintaining relationships with external and internal energy-related entities. The BizDev team is responsible for creating a budget for the year, raising funds from on and off campus donors, and promoting professional development while increasing the long-term value of the SEC through the relationships it forms.
If you would like to learn more about BizDev, email our VP Robert Kasse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Communities team presents an avenue for individuals to connect with students from diverse disciplines who share specific interests within energy. Students form communities centered around these specific topics, and facilitate discussion around these by bringing speakers, hosting networking events, going on site visits, and much more! Our successful pilot community, Energy Storage, has been joined by three new and exciting communities over the last year: emPower (Energy in the Developing World), Solar, and Oil & Gas. Over the next year, we plan to expand these communities and encourage SEC members to start new communities as well.
If you would like to learn more about the Communities team, or start a new community, email our VP Nathan Kong (email@example.com).
Digital & Brand (D&B)
The Digital & Brand (D&B) team is the backbone of the SEC’s activities and is tasked with driving our digital presence and name recognition. We maintain the SEC website and social media feeds, create and manage content about SEC activities, and promote SEC events around campus. In addition, we work closely with all the other teams to promote community growth and engagement and reach all students on campus. As a result, D&B officers develop many diverse interests and skills in graphic design, branding, and digital advertising, and also gain opportunities to engage with energy-affiliated groups from all aspects of the SEC’s activities.
If you would like to learn more about D&B’s activities, or if you have an idea to increase SEC engagement on campus, contact our VP Raja Ramesh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Events team is responsible for planning, coordinating, and organizing all SEC events. From leading networking dinners to hosting discussion panels, Events officers gain first-hand experience in envisioning high impact events, while being part of a close-knit and collaborative community. Not only do Events officers possess a unique opportunity to interact directly with faculty and industry professionals, they also have the freedom to propose and spearhead new events and initiatives aligned towards their own interests. We have a number of exciting events happening over the next year, and we look forward to working with our team to make them successful!
Events – Energy Week Team
The Energy Week team is a sub-team within Events devoted solely to planning and organizing the SEC Energy Week in November – a week of events aimed at galvanizing student interest in energy. Members of this team will have a unique opportunity to work with some of the most high-profile individuals in the energy space, and help foster meaningful collaborations with industry, campus organizations, and other universities. Planning for Energy Week begins in the spring and continues through the summer and fall, culminating in one of the most impactful student-run energy conferences.
To learn more about Energy Week, visit our events page or contact the Events VPs.
The Stanford Energy Journal is the SEC’s student-run publication that presents discussions on the technical, financial, and political aspects of current topics in energy. Our team is composed of students from diverse academic backgrounds, and our journal is evolving to reflect the interests and expertise of our team members. We cover energy-related events on and off campus, solicit articles from academic and industry experts, and share pieces on topics of interest to the energy community. We meet weekly to discuss content and share ideas, as well as to provide feedback on our teammates’ work. We are looking for new collaborations, opportunities to improve our readers’ experience, and ways of reaching the energy community within Stanford and beyond. Journal officers will have a unique opportunity to write about their interests, meet leaders in various energy fields, and contribute to the discourse on campus.
The Projects Team is the SEC’s newest team, with the purpose of initiating hands-on activities for students interested in energy issues. Some of our current projects include formal assessments of solar and wind energy resources on campus and the state of current carbon tax policies, among others. This fall, we will be organizing our first Energy Case Competition and Hackathon by pairing Bay Area energy companies with students from diverse disciplines, thus giving them the opportunity to work on real-world problems and engage with pressing energy issues. Projects officers thus have a unique opportunity to get involved with the nitty-gritties of the energy industry and technical challenges that arise within the field, as well as opportunities to creatively engage the broader Stanford community with energy issues.
If you would like to learn more about the Projects team, or propose a new idea for a hands-on activity, email our VP Shannon Wojcik (email@example.com).