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5/28/02

Beth Curran, School of Engineering (650) 736-2241

bcurran@stanford.edu

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Stanford Engineering hosts "Engineering the Future" symposium

Stanford's School of Engineering will host Entrepreneurs Day (EDAY) Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fairchild Auditorium. Sponsored by Stanford Engineering Alumni Relations and the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), EDAY is a half-day program celebrating engineering innovation and entrepreneurship. The event offers guests an opportunity to network with their peers while listening to faculty and alumni panels. EDAY is open to the Stanford community, including alumni, faculty, students and staff. Registration is required. To register, visit http://soe.stanford.edu/alumni/eday02.

Jim Plummer, the John M. Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering and the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering, will be host for the day, which will feature two panels: "Creating the Next Technology Wave" and "Standing Still Is Falling Behind How Today's Leaders are Charting the Way for a New Generation of Technology." The symposium also will include a presentation from the recent winners of E-Challenge, a student run business plan competition sponsored by the Business Association for Stanford Engineering Students (BASES).

Stanford engineering faculty panelists will include Dan Boneh, assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering; Tom Byers, associate professor of management science and engineering and the academic director of STVP; Scott Delp, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Mark Horowitz, the Yahoo! Founders Professor in the School of Engineering; Hau Lee, the Kleiner, Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professor in the School of Engineering and a professor in the Graduate School of Business; Fritz Prinz, the Rodney H. Adams Professor in the School of Engineering; and Claire Tomlin, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics.

Alumni panelists will include Celeste Baranski, vice president of engineering at Handspring Inc.; Ashish Gupta, Kauffman Fellow at the Woodside Fund; Karen Richardson, executive vice president at E.piphany; and Chris Rowen, president and chief executive officer of Tensilica Inc.

The Stanford University School of Engineering was founded in 1925 and is home to eight departments, 220 faculty and more than 3,300 students.

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By Beth Curran

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