Communities present a venue for individuals with specific interests to meet and connect with fellow students from a diverse range of disciplines. These communities bring in speakers, host networking events and go on site visits.
Our successful pilot community, Energy Storage, has been joined by four new and exciting communities over the past year: emPower (Energy in the Developing World), Solar, Transportation, and Oil&Gas. We intend to grow these communities in the upcoming year and are looking for leaders to pioneer new communities as well.
emPower (Energy in the Developing World)
The emPower Community is an organization dedicated to educating, engaging, inspiring, and connecting Stanford students in the field of energy access in the developing world. More than a 1/5th of the world’s population have no access to electricity, and a billion more have an unreliable or an intermittent supply. emPower brings students and energy access professionals together through lectures, workshops, and discussions to address these issues. We welcome any students interested in the field to participate in our events, or contact the Community leaders for input on future activities. Join our mailing list to stay updated, and we hope to see you at our events!
Community leaders: Camila Cendra (firstname.lastname@example.org), Lauren Shwisberg (email@example.com)
Mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/SECEmPowerCommunity
Energy Storage Community
The Energy Storage Community is an organization dedicated to informing Stanford students about technology, business, and policy related to energy storage devices. We do this by hosting a variety of activities related to energy storage. In the past, these activities have included guest lectures from industry, company tours, student-run symposiums, and community social events. We welcome any Student who is interested in energy storage to attend our events, or contact the community leaders to give input on future activities. Please join our mailing list to stay updated on any energy storage news at Stanford!
Community leader: Geoff McConohy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/SECStorageCommunity
Oil and Gas Community
The Oil and Gas Community is a group that brings people together to acknowledge and discuss the backbone of our current energy system. Our goal is to create a community of individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives in order to promote meaningful dialogue regarding all things oil and gas. We welcome all interests, including but not limited to those ranging from production to policy to impacts. The community is a place for exciting discussions, important collaboration, networking, and of course, meeting new people. We hope you take the time to meet some of us!
Community leaders: Wen Song (email@example.com)
Mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/SECOil-GasCommunity
Solar and Wind Energy Project (SWEP)
As of Fall 2016, the Stanford Solar and Wind Energy Project (SWEP), former a standalone student organization, has come under the Stanford Energy Club umbrella and merged with the Solar Community. SWEP is a hands-on, projects-based organization that is dedicated to assessing the solar and wind energy resources on campus and implementing these clean technologies. Recent projects include installing solar phone chargers on campus and building wind turbines with easily accessible materials (click here <https://energyclub.stanford.edu/solar-and-wind-energy-project/> for more info on SWEP). Since merging with the Solar Community, SWEP is now launching a new effort to bolster interactions and collaborations among solar and wind enthusiasts across Stanford by hosting a regular journal club and bringing expert speakers to campus, among other possibilities!
Community leaders: Charlotte Franzellin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/SECSolarCommunity
A brand new community launching Fall 2016, the China-Focus Community seeks to learn about all aspects of energy in China. China plays an integral role in the global energy landscape from both a generation and consumption perspective; we plan to bring in expert speakers to foster discussions on Chinese energy policy, economics, technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and international relations vis-à-vis energy.
Community leaders: Jingfan Wang (email@example.com)
Mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/SECChina-FocusCommunity
We are actively recruiting new student leaders to help us launch Transportation Tomorrow, our new transportation community. If you are interested, please contact the Vice President of Community, Austin Sendek (asendek _at_ stanford.edu). To be the first to hear about the launch, sign up for the mailing list below!
Mailing list: http://tinyurl.com/SECTransportationCommunity