During the summer the Stanford Energy Club (SEC) worked with Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) and Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) to bring together energy focused professionals and researchers in the bay area. Over a 100 people demonstrated their passion for working on energy issues by converging by attending the Summer Energy Happy Hour jointly hosted by BERC, SEC, and YPE. It was a warm and sunny summer evening, but rather than dash to a park or head home to fire up the grill, these energy-focused people chose to come connect with like-minded students and professionals.
Bringing together energy students and professionals from across the Bay Area, the BERC-SEC-YPE partnership produced a successful gathering, evidenced by the buzz of conversation that filled the room for over two hours. All three organizations look forward to building on this success by planning future joint events.
Many thanks Wilson Sosini Goodrich & Rosati for sponsoring the event and providing their SOMA office as the venue.
About the Organizers and Sponsor:
The Stanford Energy Club (SEC) is the largest student run energy organization at Stanford University. The SEC’s mission is to inspire the Stanford community to increase involvement in energy. More info here: http://energyclub.stanford.edu/
The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) is a multidisciplinary network of UC Berkeley students, alumni, faculty, industry professionals, and advisors who seek to turn world-leading research into world-changing solutions by tackling tough and timely energy and environmental challenges. BERC’s mission is to connect, educate, and engage its members in order to foster innovation and action. More info here: http://berc.berkeley.edu/
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit energy industry networking organization with over 25,000 members worldwide. YPE is dedicated to providing a forum for networking and career development for professionals in the global energy industry.YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the energy industry around the world through social, educational and civic service oriented events. More info here: http://www.ypenergy.org/
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) is actively advancing the interests of hundreds of emerging companies, mature energy technology and project development enterprises, and major public corporations seeking to be tomorrow’s energy and resources leaders. The Energy & Clean Technology practice provides strategic counsel to clients across a broad range of energy industry sectors and also represents many of the leading venture capital firms, private equity firms, and energy project investors critical to the development and commercialization of those technologies. More info here: http://www.wsgr.com/WSGR/Display.aspx?SectionName=industry_specialization/cleantech/index.htm