SSUN Energy Summer School 2009
SSUN Energy Summer School: Perspectives & Materials for Our Energy Future
SSUN Energy Summer School 2009:
Perspectives & Materials for Our Energy Future
August 17-28, 2009
Stanford, California

August 17-21: Stanford University, Yang-Yamazaki Building, Classroom 111
August 24-28: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Redwood Rooms

Scientific and technological advances will be key to addressing the energy challenges of the 21st century, in which global energy needs will more than double by 2050. This school will provide an overview of current issues and sustainable technologies in energy generation, collection, storage, utilization.

The SSUN Energy Summer School is a two-week residential program for enrolled science and engineering graduate students* who have serious interest in energy research. Energy science and engineering requires a collaborative effort, and we invite students from a variety of disciplines (physics and condensed matter physics, materials science and engineering, chemistry and chemical engineering, bio-sciences, geosciences, and electrical and mechanical engineering) to apply. Space is no longer available for auditors.

Support for this school is generously provided by program sponsors. Students will be provided meals and accommodations; students are only required to pay a non-refundable registration fee ($250) upon admission. Enrollment is limited to 40 students. Certificates will be awarded upon completion of the school.

* Including those accepted to begin their graduate study in Fall 2009

Sponsored by:

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Stanford University NREL

Students accepted into the SSUN Energy Summer School will be offered free accommodations at the Stanford Guest House, located on SLAC's campus.

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Important Dates
  • May 1, 2009
    Student applications open
  • June 8, 2009
    Student applications due
  • June 15, 2009
    Notification of student admissions
  • July 15, 2009
    Registration fees due, non-refundable
  • July 20, 2009
    Deadline for accomodations
  • July 30, 2009
    Notification of auditor admissions
Public Lectures
Public Lecture poster

August 18: Chris Field
Climate Change and its Implications for our Energy Future

Public Lecture poster

August 26: Shuji Nakamura
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)—Huge Impact for Saving Energy

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m. in the Panofsky Auditorium on the SLAC campus. These lectures are open to the general public, and are free admission.

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