Stanford University

2020 Stanford Earth Alumni Awards Virtual Ceremony

Friday, Oct 16, 2020 5:00 PM
Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences

The Stanford Earth Alumni Awards program recognizes highly significant contributions to civil, government, business, or academic communities by members of the alumni body of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. These awards celebrate the long-lasting, significant impacts our graduates are having far beyond Stanford's campus. Please join us in honoring and celebrating the 2020 recipients of the Stanford Earth Alumni Awards in this virtual Zoom meeting ceremony.

2020 Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award
C. Michael Ming, ’80, MS ’87

Mike Ming is passionate about energy, optimized energy systems, and decarbonization. He is a vocal advocate for increased energy efficiency and affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy resources. With nearly 40 years of industry experience, formerly serving as Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and as the first President of the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), Mike’s contributions have generated lasting collaborations between government, industry, and academia to accelerate our global energy system transition.

Early- to Mid-Career Alumni Award
Nick Halla, MS-MBA ’11

Nick Halla exemplifies what it means to be an innovator. As Impossible Foods first employee, he serves as Senior Vice President for International and is responsible for growing the company’s presence worldwide. By demonstrating that it is possible to produce meat without environmental destructive impacts, Nick is helping to alter the future course of our global food systems.

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