The 10th year of Dr. Leslie Field's Stanford University course, Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Climate Change, is underway. Auditors are always welcome to drop into any session.
EE 292H: Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Climate Change
Tuesdays 4:30-5:50 p.m.
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 380
Room 380-380Y, Stanford University
In a world desperate for climate solutions, the course will highlight some of the very promising work ongoing in the world today and suggest ways we can all approach the challenge of our times. A recurring theme throughout the quarter is, “Every Degree Matters. Every Degree is Worth Fighting For.”
This seminar series class helps students and professionals consider engineering and entrepreneurial approaches to climate change challenges. We benefit from a diverse and fascinating roster of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, financial, policy and governance experts, and even a courageous explorer or two, as they share their perspectives and experiences in climate change and engineering solutions, and the challenges that come from working to do something real, something that works at scale.
Each week’s guest speaker(s) will give a talk on their area of expertise and encourage a lively discussion. Students will do pre-reading on each week’s subject matter and submit questions in advance of the lecture.
Confirmed Guest Speakers throughout Fall 2019*
9/24/19: Climate Change, Engineering, and Climate Restoration
Dr. Leslie Field, Stanford professor, Ice911 Research
10/01/19: Entrepreneurship and EVs
Marc Tarpenning, Tesla Co-Founder
10/08/19: Ocean-Inspired Entrepreneurs
Dr. David Smernoff and Dr. Rocco Mancinelli, HelioBioSys
10/15/19: Ruggedized Field Testing, Instrumentation & Engineering
Alexander Sholtz, Ice911 Research; Satish Chetty, Hera Systems
10/22/19: Storytelling and Sustainability: An Ocean Rower’s Perspective
Roz Savage, ocean rower, environmental advocate, author
10/29/19: Policy and Finance in Climate, Oceans & Ice
Kate Gordon, CA OPR; Stanford Professors Alicia Seiger and Robert Dunbar
11/05/19: Workshop: Solving “Impossible” Climate Problems
Kimberly Wiefling, Wiefling Consulting; Kat Taylor, Beneficial Bank and TomKat Ranch
11/12/19: Solutions Now. Crystal Chissell, Drawdown
Lisa Hoyos and Bruce Hamilton, Sierra Club
11/19/19: Converting CO2 into Building Material. Financing Climate Solutions.
Dr. Brent Constantz, Blue Planet; Tom Baruch, Baruch Future Ventures
12/03/19: Every Degree Matters
Dr. Leslie Field, Ice911 and Dr. Subarna Bhattacharyya, Climformatics
Suggested reads: “Cold Cash, Cool Climate” by Jonathan Koomey, Ph.D.; “The Global Warming Reader” ed. by Bill McKibben; Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown”, and Peter Wadhams’ “A Farewell to Ice”. Topical readings are available online to registered students, in advance of each lecture.
This course may be repeated for credit.
If you’re unfamiliar with Stanford, please use this interactive map to help you get around.
* Speaker order might change. Please check our Twitter the day prior to each class for confirmed speaker.