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Department Seminars

The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department hosts a number of events and seminars throughout the year.  This page offers schedules for specific academic seminars which may be taken for credit. For other events, please visit our Events Page.

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Atmosphere/Energy Seminars

Each year, Stanford Atmosphere/Energy hosts seminars for students and guests. Download the current list: 

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:50PM, Zoom Webinar

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Environmental Engineering Seminars 

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Smart Grid Seminar Series 

Ivanpah Solar Electrical Generating System in California's Mojave Desert
Smart Grid Seminar - October 15th, 2020 - 1:30pm

IoT, Smart Microgrid, Speaker Dr. Malini Bhandaru

Transforming the grid to a Smart Grid requires real time sensing, of energy producers, consumers, stored capacity in batteries, weather conditions, and more, essential to develop usage models, and anticipate need. Along with the ability to take 'action' such as bringing online cleaner sources of power and curbing demand we can help smooth load peaks. In this talk we introduce the open source project EdgeX Foundry and its viability to deliver a secure, extensible, endpoint to collect real time data, develop models, and control devices. Data processing at the edge while reducing network bandwidth needs, reduces response latency, and helps preserve data privacy. We illustrate this in the context of VMware's on-campus electric vehicle charging facility. We conclude by sharing our longer term goals of developing and controlling hierarchical composite device models and introduce open source project Kinney.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Malini Bhandaru leads open source IoT and Edge efforts at VMWare. She first worked on IoT long before it was called as such, delivering a remote monitoring and management system for deeply embedded devices with no public IP address. Over the span of two decades, at companies such as Intel, Verizon, Nuance, and various start-ups, she has worked on autonomous vehicles, open source cloud software, processor power and performance, machine learning and AI, and early web applications. She holds ten plus patents. She is passionate about STEM education, encouraging Women in Technology, and gardening.

Open to all Stanford faculty/staff, students, alumni/friends, members of the Stanford Community.

To attend the webinar, please register at the link below

Blume Center Latin-American Seminar on Performance Based Earthquake Engineering

Latin-American Seminar 2020

Race in Science

CEE 151A (crosslisting of STS 51A)- Race in Science. What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? 3-course sequence; each quarter can be taken independently. Fall quarter focuses on science. What is the science of race and racism? How does race affect scientific work? Weekly guest speakers will address such issues as the psychology and anthropology of race and racism; how race, language, and culture affect education; race in environmental science and environmental justice; the science of reducing police violence; and the role of race in genomic research. Talks will take a variety of forms, from panel discussions to interviews and lectures. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Remote only in F2020. 1 unit. PI: Paul Edwards. TA: Jasmine Reid.
 
CEE151B (crosslisting of STS 51B) - Race in Technology. What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? 3-course sequence; each quarter can be taken independently. Winter quarter focuses on technology. How do race and racism affect the design and social impact of technology, broadly defined? Can new or different technology help to reduce racial bias? Invited speakers will address the role of race in such issues as energy infrastructure, nuclear arms control, algorithmic accountability, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and synthetic biology. Talks will take a variety of forms, ranging from panel discussions to interviews and lectures. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Remote only in W2020. 1 unit. PI: Paul Edwards. TA: Jasmine Reid. 

CEE151C (crosslisting of STS 51C) - Race in Medicine. What are the roles of race and racism in science, technology, and medicine? 3-course sequence; each quarter can be taken independently. Spring quarter focuses on medicine. How do race and racism affect medical research and medical care? What accounts for health disparities among racial groups? What are the history, ethics, legal, and social issues surrounding racialized medical experiments and treatments? Invited speakers will address these and other issues. Talks will take a variety of forms: conversations, interviews, panels, and others. Weekly assignments: read a related article and participate in an online discussion. Remote only in SP2020. 1 unit. PI: Paul Edwards. TA: Jasmine Reid.