Given the many remarkable achievements of Stanford Engineering alumni and faculty, The School of Engineering has introduced a program to honor the men and women responsible for great technical advances that make human, social and economic progress possible. Stanford Engineering Heroes embodies all that the school stands for: innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and world-class teaching and research.
JIM CLARK in conversation with JOHN HENNESSY
Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 7:00 pm Pacific Time
Join us on campus on May 23, 2013 when Stanford University President John L. Hennessy will lead a discussion with Stanford Engineering Hero Jim Clark, the entrepreneur and computer scientist best known as a founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape and several other companies. Clark is a creator of the computer graphics technology revolutionized the design process for everything from bridges to airplanes to film and TV special effects. The two are expected to talk about the future of technology, the role of research universities and much more. Afterwards, there will be time for your questions.
James H. Clark is an entrepreneur and computer scientist who was a founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, Healtheon, myCFO and Shutterfly. From 1979 to1984, he was an associate professor of electrical engineering at Stanford, where he developed the Geometry Engine, an early hardware accelerator for rendering computer images based on geometric models. That technology was the basis for early products by Silicon Graphics, which revolutionized the design process for everything from bridges and airplanes to special effects for movies. In 1994, Clark joined Marc Andreessen (lead developer of Mosaic, one of the first web browsers) to form Netscape. Clark has a BS and MS in Physics from Louisiana State University and a PhD in computer science from the University of Utah, which also awarded him an honorary PhD in science in 1995. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.
The lecture will be broadcast online at no charge. If you would like to view the live broadcast, please register below so that we can send you the link prior to the event.
This free, one-hour lecture is hosted online by the Stanford Center for Professional Development on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Steps to Register
- Scroll down to the course section at the bottom of the page
- Click on the red "Enroll in this Section" button
- Click on the gold "View Cart" link located in the upper right-hand corner
- Continue with the checkout process by filling out the required information * note: there is no fee for this online lecture
- A day or two before the lecture, there will be a link accessable via your mystanfordconnection account. You will also be emailed the link.
- 15 minutes prior to the lecture, the link will go live.