The above video playlist features Stanford president John Hennessy speaking on a variety of topics including: Education from K-12 to graduate level Opportunities in high-tech manufacturing in the U.S. Silicon Valley and its innovative environment The end of Moore’s Law To see summaries of the 25 different segments, click on the following link: http://www.viodi.tv/category/history-2/john-hennessy-history-2/
Alan Weissberger interviews fellow State University of New York at Stony Brook alum John L. Hennessy, PhD. Weissberger introduces the Stanford president in this first of multiple segments from their hour and a half conversation they had at the March 2nd Northern California Stony Brook Alumi-sponsored luncheon in Palo Alto, CA.
John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford, compares his role to that of a mayor of a city. He provides insight into the small and big picture tasks that a president must grasp in order to run a successful university.
Prof. Hennessy shares his Stony Brook grad school experiences and explains why he returned to Stanford after co-founding MIPs in 1984. He never dreamed of being an academic administrator and claims he’s the proverbial frog cooking in boiling water who survived and unexpectedly became President of Stanford. [Descriptions by Alan Weissberger, video by Ken Pyle]
Highlights Risk taking, Research to change the world, Encouraging entrepreneurship, Faculty/industry, Low barrier to tech licensing [Descriptions by Alan Weissberger, video by Ken Pyle]
Pairing Business & Engineering Schools to foster entrepreneurship; Baby incubators for the developing world as an example of good technology. [Descriptions by Alan Weissberger, video by Ken Pyle]
Get the Intellectual Property Out; Mutual Respect for industry/academia. [Descriptions by Alan Weissberger, video by Ken Pyle]
MOOC experiment, mixed results and student opinions, exams, replacement for large lectures, professional education, etc. [Descriptions by Alan Weissberger, video by Ken Pyle]
Building a foundation for additional education later; broad education for undergrads; purpose of grad school. [Descriptions by Alan Weissberger, video by Ken Pyle]
Become independent, individual investigators in research & advanced development, but no open-ended research labs anymore. Financial vs. Happiness returns of a Doctorate?