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Carnegie Institution of Washington
260 Panama St, Stanford, CA 94305

Part of the larger organization located in Washington, D.C., the Carnegie Institution of Washington at StanfordMore University is divided into two departments: Plant Biology and Geological Ecology. At the Department of Plant Biology, researchers investigate the fundamental mechanisms of plant development. Stanford's plant biology program provides many opportunities to receive graduate education in a wide range of subjects. Amidst the scientific research is a dedicated space for  art exhibitions. Housing both science and art, the Carnegie Institution is a space for the exploration of several fields.

Founded in 2002, researchers at the Department of Global Ecology study interactions among the earth's ecosystems and how responses will affect the future. Because of its emphasis on energy efficiency, the 11,000 square foot research complex is a high performance building that has many sustainable features. 

Koltai Lighting Design, LLC
824 Tolman Dr, Stanford, CA 94305
Koltai Lighting Design provides professional lighting design services for both commercial and residential projects inMore the San Francisco Bay Area. Rita Koltai's lighting designs focus on energy efficiency and the quality of the visual environment for all projects. Koltai is a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, and received the GE Edison Award of Merit in 2002, as well as three more awards from the International Illumination Design Awards in 1996 and 2003. Koltai received her master's degree in the science of lighting from the Lighting Research Center of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and has written several articles on lighting and energy efficiency for LD+A Magazine.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025
The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (formerly known as the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) is a scientificMore research campus operated by Stanford for the U.S. Department of Energy for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics. It includes the world's longest linear accelerator (two miles) and six scientists have received the Nobel Prize for their work at SLAC. Scientists from around the globe use the world-class facilities at SLAC to perform cutting-edge research. SLAC facilities are used by universities, government laboratories and private industries. Although access to the campus is restricted to passersby, there is public access by way of scheduled monthly tours, school group tours and  a public lecture series. There are also internships and fellowships available for students.