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Collaboration across campus is fundamental to the Bill Lane Center's interdisciplinary work. The Center is fortunate to work closely with numerous Stanford partners to advancing the scholarly and public understanding of the past, present, and future of western North America.

Haas Center for Public Service

The Haas Center for Public Service inspires Stanford University to realize a just and sustainable world through service, scholarship, and community partnerships. Together with Haas, we are a proud sponsor of Cardinal Quarter summer internships for Stanford undergraduates to experience the American West firsthand. 

John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

JSK Journalism Fellowships at Stanford champions innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders as they re-invent journalism. Each year, the JSK Journalism Fellowships and the Lane Center award The Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism, recognizing excellence in reporting on environmental issues and stories in the North American West — from Canada through the United States to Mexico. Though this program is currently paused, we hope to be awarding prizes again in the near future.

Sophomore College

Sophomore College provides rising second-year Stanford students with an opportunity for intensive, research-based study with senior faculty in a range of subjects and disciplines. The Lane Center regularly sponsors Sophomore College courses on the North American West.

Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy 

The Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy draws on experts and resources across the university to help accelerate the transition to an affordable, low-carbon energy system for the world. In partnership with the Precourt Institute, the Lane Center supports reserach and undergraduate learning through courses and internships on energy issues in the United States, Mexico and Canada. 

Stanford Institute for Economics Policy Research (SIEPR)

SIEPR carries out research on critical economic policy issues in the United States and around the world. Each fall, SIEPR and the Lane Center co-host The State of the West Symposium, an invitation only gathering of scholars, policymakers, investors, and business people to participate in a vibrant conversation about the key challenges facing the American West. 

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

The mission of Stanford Woods is to produce breakthrough environmental solutions that protect and nurture our planet to meet the vital needs of people today and of generations to come. Together with the Stanford Woods Institute, the Lane Center is a joint sponsor of Water in the West, which bridges the gap between academic research and applied solutions by creating new practical tools and forming strong partnerships to inform policymakers, water managers, businesses and environmental groups.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

VPUE's objective is to enrich the undergraduate experience at Stanford. VPUE's resources are dedicated to connecting students with Stanford, involving faculty with undergraduate education, and fully realizing a liberal education. Through the generous support of VPUE, the Lane Center is able to offer undergraduate research assistantships each summer on a variety of topics working with the Center's faculty and affilated scholars. 

Water in the West

Stanford University established Water in the West in 2010 to address the West’s growing water crisis and to create new solutions that move the region toward a more sustainable water future. A joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Water in the West marshals the resources of one of the world’s preeminent research institutions to address one of the most urgent questions about the West’s future—how can the region continue to thrive despite growing water scarcity?