Yinfeng Qin is an M.S. student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He worked at The Bill Lane Center for the American West as a research assistant in building software for data collection, data processing and designing visualizations. Before Stanford, Yinfeng received B.S. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University with an emphasis on pattern recognition and machine learning. He also has relevant experiences with NetEase, Microsoft Research Asia and Amazon.com, and will start as an engineer at Google in summer 2011.
Award Presentation and Panel Discussion on the report "Big Oil, Bad Air"
Please join us in celebrating 2015 Knight-Risser Prize winners Jim Morris, Susan White, and their colleagues at the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and the Weather Channel, for their report "Big Oil, Bad Air." Along with the award presentation and reception, the event will feature a panel of journalists and educators assessing the state of enviromental investigative journalism.
Lunchtime talk by Stella Rouse, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
Professor Rouse will discuss a new paper which analyzes survey data from 2014 and 2015 on the opinions of Latino Millennials with respect to climate change policies and how personal experience with weather and disaster events may affect their attitudes. Lunch will be provided.
Fourth Annual Conference – University of Montana in Missoula
This year’s conference will be focused on defining people and place in the rural American West, through panels addressing public health and access, housing and homelessness, natural resource use and allocation, and Indian policy.
Professional Seminar for Western Local Government Officials
This week-long summer institute at Stanford University is open to city managers, county executives, regional directors, and other senior local government officials from throughout the West. They will have the opportunity to exchange and acquire tools for improving local government performance and ways of enhancing prospective analytical capacity to innovate and anticipate societal change.