The department has eight thematic research areas:
The Stanford Technology Ventures Program is dedicated to accelerating high-technology entrepreneurship education and creating scholarly research on technology-based firms. The program prepares students for leadership positions in industry, academics, and society.
Through research, education, colloquia, and industry workshops the WTO is building a community of scholars to investigate the conditions and implications of modern work.
The Energy Modeling Forum is an institution designed to allow experts to come together to analyze energy and environmental issues of great mutual interest.