Activity Roundup – Spring Quarter, Part 1

April 16, 2017

Hi Energy Enthusiasts, we’re only two weeks into Spring Quarter, but the SEC has already been up to a lot!

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) and Stanford Energy Club Happy Hour
We had a great event with YPE where undergraduates and graduates studying energy issues got to meet with recent graduates working in the energy industry at Scotty’s Bar in Palo Alto. It was well attended and everyone made genuine connections while having a great time.

Lunch with Subhan Cheema
About a dozen members of the SEC had the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of Subhan Cheema, the Obama administration speechwriter that covered communications for the Obamacare rollout, the Zika virus, and other high-profile health related matters. Using personal stories, he helped us think about how to communicate effectively about climate change and other energy issues.

EmPower Community – Discussion with David Hayes
The EmPower community, which brings people together to discuss and work on energy access issues, had a discussion with David Hayes, a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Stanford Law School who previously served as the Deputy Secretary and COO of the Department of the Interior. Their discussion centered around issues surrounding energy access for Native American and Native Alaskan communities in the US.