untitledThe Annual Stanford Speaker Series

Solving Climate Change: Pathways for Society Stanford, and You


The Stanford Club of Northern Nevada & the Sierra cordially invites you to a special evening with Kirsten Stasio, CEO of Nevada Clean Energy Fund and Adjunct Lecturer at Stanford.

Date:                Thursday, May 30, 2024

Time:              4:30 – 5:00 pm Optional tour of the Discovery Museum                        

                       5:00 – 7:00 pm Reception and Talk – wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to the talk

Place:                 Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

                              490 South Center Street, Reno

                              The entire Discovery Museum is ADA accessible.

Cost:                   $35 per person

Payment and advance reservations are required by Friday, May 24. You may either RSVP by email and mail a check or register online and pay with a credit card.

To RSVP and pay by check please reply to this email, send an email to northernnevada@stanfordalumni.org, or call Charlotte McConnell at 775-742-9453.

Mail checks, payable to Stanford Club, to:

Ralph Courtnay

3333 Buckcreek Court

Reno, NV 89519

To register and pay with a credit card you will need an SAA username and password.

The direct link to this event on the SAA web site is:  https://groups.stanford.edu/networks/events/83037.

If you don’t have an SAA username, follow the instructions on the web site to set that up. For questions, contact: Charlotte McConnell at northernnevada@stanfordalumni.org or 775-742-9453

The Talk

This talk will explore how we can solve the pressing global challenge of climate change. It will discuss current efforts and solutions being advanced by the US, Nevada, and Stanford University. It will also talk about the global ambition gap in addressing the climate challenge and pathways for closing the gap. 

About the Speaker

Kirsten Stasio is CEO of the Nevada Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) and an Adjunct Lecturer in Stanford's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. NCEF is a nonprofit organization created by state legislation to accelerate financing for clean energy projects in Nevada. NCEF was recently selected for a $156 million federal Solar for All grant that will provide opportunities for rural and tribal communities in Nevada to improve their quality of living.  

The Optional Tour

Mat Sinclair, President/CEO of The Discovery, will provide a brief background and tour of the new exhibition Mental Health: Mind Matters..  This exhibition uses hands-on, interactive and immersive multimedia activities to give visitors of every age a memorable and impactful experience exploring mental health and its prevalence in society. Mental illness touches all of our lives in some way, making this exhibition a timely and important resource.

Directions to the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum

From south of Reno, take US-395 north to S. Virginia Street. Take S. Virginia to S. Center St. Turn right onto S. Center St. The museum will be 0.5 mile on the right, in the block between Stewart St. and E. Liberty St. Parking is available in the museum’s parking lot and on the street. There is disabled parking near the front doors, in the main parking lot.

From north or west of Reno, take I-80 to N. Virginia St. Go south on N. Virginia St. (becomes S. Virginia St. south of the Truckee River) to Stewart St (one block past E. Liberty St.) Turn left onto Stewart St. then turn left onto S. Center St. The museum will be on the right.