Last week, Provost Persis Drell announced Stacey Bent Ph.D. ’92 will assume the role of vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs on Sept. 1.
On July 2, Dfly Systems, a startup founded by three Stanford students, was acquired by SunPower, a solar technology company with Stanford origins. The acquisition was announced later in the summer.
Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy have announced a new crop of seed grants for innovative research in clean technology and energy efficiency.
Stanford’s Precourt Institue for Energy and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy are awarding $2.2 million in research grants to faculty for eight renewable energy projects. The grants are designed as funding for early-stage work that will be potentially influential and has good prospects for future funding.