Civil and Environmental Engineering

What Matters to Me & Why - Sidney and Persis Drell

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Common Room, Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), Old Union, 3rd Floor  Map

Open to all

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Common Room, Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), Old Union, 3rd Floor
Contact Info: 
dianea1@stanford.edu
Admission: 
Free, open to all

Last modified Wed, 2 Mar, 2016 at 14:44

The economic damage from climate change may be more than you think — much more.

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Research News

Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.

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The economic damage from climate change may be more than you think — much more.
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Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows that the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. | Photo by Robert S. Donovan

Last modified Fri, 26 Feb, 2016 at 11:13

Next-Generation Wind Energy - John Dabiri

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Opportunities and Challenges for Next-Generation Wind Energy

4:30 - 6 pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center  Map

 

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: 
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center

Last modified Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 at 9:28

Women's Seminar, Anette Hosoi, MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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The ME Graduate Women's Group has offered ME/ENGR 311A: Women's Perspectives, a 1-unit credit seminar, every year since the group's inception in 1998. For credit or not, everyone is welcome to come! Speakers are asked to address the factors, experiences, and lessons that have been particularly important to their success in industry, academia, and... life. 

Learn To Lead, Lead to Learn

4:15pm Social | 4:30pm Seminar starts

The seminars are every Thursday, January 7 - March 10, 2016

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Thursday, February 25, 2016. 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Sponsors: 
Sandia National Laboratories, General Motors, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, the Vice Provost of Engineering Education, and the School of Engineering Alumni Relations Progra
Admission: 
Free, open to the public

Last modified Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 at 15:48

Machine-learning makes poverty mapping as easy as night and day

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Research News

An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.

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Machine-learning makes poverty mapping as easy as night and day
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An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.

Children of mine employees in Uganda

Researchers are developing software that can analyze satellite imagery to provide a better way to map poverty in places like Uganda. REUTERS | James Akena

Last modified Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 at 10:39

What if we could shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay?

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An engineer designs computers that let us think with our hands.

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Designing computers that let us think with our hands
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What if we could shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay?

Professor Sean Follmer, right, uses a new 3D display in a networked collaboration. | Photo courtesy of TMG MIT Media Lab

        

Computers have been great for crunching numbers. Now Stanford engineers want to make them better tools for creativity. To do this they are liberating data from flat screens by inventing three-dimensional display technologies that would enable us to shape ideas the way a sculptor molds clay.

Last modified Thu, 11 Feb, 2016 at 13:31

Professor Jeffrey Koseff to receive Stanford's 2015 Richard W. Lyman Award

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Award

Koseff, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, will be honored at a Jan. 20 award dinner.

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Professor Jeffrey Koseff to receive Stanford's 2015 Richard W. Lyman Award
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Koseff is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and founding co-director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Since Professor Jeffrey Koseff gave his first Classes Without Quizzes lecture in 1999 at Stanford Reunion Homecoming, he has addressed alumni audiences near and far – on the Farm, in cities across the nation and in countries around the world.

Last modified Mon, 25 Jan, 2016 at 11:27

Stanford researcher suggests storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

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Research News

A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the U.S. electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable. Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson proposes an underground solution to that problem.

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Solar energy for a cloudy day
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Stanford researcher proposes underground storage for solar energy

A new study shows that wind, water and solar generators can theoretically result in a reliable, affordable national grid when the generators are combined with inexpensive storage.

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