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Yi Cui, Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, wants to develop clean, secure, affordability energy for all the people of the world. He describes how the new school's accelerator will help achieve that goal.

Fiorenza Micheli, Professor of Marine Science and Co-Director of the Center for Ocean Solutions, says that by integrating scholarship, innovation, new ways of training the leaders of tomorrow, and active engagement in policy and technology the new school is poised to have immense impact on sustaining healthy, thriving oceans.

Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Assistant Professor of Earth System Science, says the school's cross-cutting themes will tackle moonshot projects critical for a sustainable planet, including challenges like helping disadvantaged communities adapt to increasing environmental risks like heat waves, wildfires, floods, or storms. 

David Lobell, Professor of Earth System Science and Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment, says that new school will allow undergraduate and graduate students to leave Stanford understanding how they can make a meaningful contribution to the sustainability of the world.

Will Tarpeh, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, says the new school will help his group translate their work on converting waste into useable products into real world impact, whether that’s in the US all the way to sub-Saharan Africa.