Spring: A new seminar course on Longevity Innovations(Psych 233) was offered during the Spring Quarter led by Professor Laura Carstensen and Fellow Susan Golden.
- Six DCI Fellows were enrolled, and the weekly course served as the Special Interest Group meetings and as a springboard for future working group projects.
- Topics and themes covered included: The Longevity Economy; Working Forever; Designing Challenges for Longevity and Healthy Aging; How Will We Die?; Caretaking; Where Will We Live?; Living Forever? Anti-Aging Medical research.
- Guest Speakers included Mike Levinthal, DCI ’16, and Mon Amifounders Joy Zhang and Madeline Cha, GSB’18 who participated in the Hacking for Longevity workshops held in the Fall 2017.
- The Longevity Innovations SIG and the Center on Longevity co-sponsored an impressive and entertaining guest lecture by Dr. Joseph Coughlin from the MIT Age Lab titled”TheLongevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market.” More than 100 people attended!
- The Working Longer working group has evolved to support Transition Services work with the DCI Alumni Network. Tom Sadler DCI ’16, Susan Nash DCI ’17 and Julia Randall Khan DCI ’17 have created an outstanding resource guide for all DCI Fellows who are interested in identifying next chapters and a portfolio of work opportunities.
Summer: Fellows who are interested will continue through the summer to work on project ideas raised during the Spring course, and the Stanford Venture Studio has offered resources to assist. Please note that the Stanford Venture Studio is available to all Stanford affiliated graduate students and fellows.
Fall: Beginning in the Fall, the working groups will continue to hold meetings that will be advertised to all DCI who may want to join this SIG and/or working groups.
Spring: Mike Dorsey, DCI ’18 is the leader and organizer of this SIG which launched in May. Over 20 DCI Fellows participated from a cross section of cohorts in weekly meetings held on Wednesdays at the GSB. This SIG is now affiliated with the Center for Social Innovation.
- Guest speakers included companies who are seeking impact investors, and experienced impact investors.
- This SIG is an opportunity to learn about impact investing by hearing from companies and investors, and explore new investment opportunities, and open to all DCI.
ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY
Spring: Goran Puljic DCI ’18 is the leader of this group along with his wife Melinda Puljic. They held their launch event in May with the showing of a film that had been aired on Nova: Decoding the Weather Machine, which was viewed by a cross section of DCI cohorts and graduate students.
- This SIG is now affiliated with the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy and the Student Energy Club.
- Future activities are being planned based on input from the upcoming DCI Alumni Network Survey.
NEW GROUPS IN DEVELOPMENT
- Healthcare and Life Sciences: Lisa Pieper DCI ’17 is in the process of planning a new group and meeting.
- Poverty Alleviation and Income Disparity:We are seeking someone to lead a new initiative in this area.
- Additional Groups: If you are interested in forming a new group, the Innovation Hub can offer support and resources.