Activity Roundup – Dead Week Edition

Although it’s only a few days until finals, the SEC has been busy doing cool energy-related things. We highlight some of them here, in our latest activity roundup:

SWEP Hosts Cross-Campus Open House

Our newest community, the Solar and Wind Energy Project (SWEP), held a cross-campus energy open house with Professors John Dabiri and Mark Jacobson presenting their research on wind energy and grid integration. SWEP also presented a wind turbine that they had made earlier this quarter to students from departments all across campus. Members of the Solar Car team were also in attendance and showed the progress they have made this past quarter in the Uytengsu Teaching Facility. Check out the full recap here.

SEC Teaches First Ever Class at Stanford Splash

We participated this year for the first time in Stanford Splash, a bi-annual event where Stanford students teach high schoolers classes on topics of their choice. Predictably, a group of our officers decided to teach a class on Energy in Your Life. Needless to say, it was a great success. You can read about it here.

SEC Attends Churchill Club Panel on the Future of Batteries

Colvin Wang and a number of other SEC officers attended a panel last week on the future of batteries hosted by the Churchill Club, a technology and business forum based in Silicon Valley. Check out the recap here.

Small Group Dinners Are Back

Every quarter, we have SEC officers enthusiastically sign up for small, intimate dinners with people from the energy industry or academia. This quarter, we had the oil and gas community host a small group dinner with Stanford Professor Adam Brandt, and the transportation tomorrow community host one with Noel Cristomo of the California Energy Commission. We had students attend from many different departments, including energy resources engineering, materials science, and the GSB. You can check out the photographs on our Facebook Page.

-Arnav Mariwala