Posts published in September, 2012

Electrical engineering graduate student wins Marconi Young Scholar Award

by on September 28, 2012 4:00 am
The Marconi Society, which is devoted to encouraging scientific contributions in the field of communications and the Internet, has recognized graduate student AAKANKSHA CHOWDHERY with one of three 2012 Paul Baran Marconi Young Scholar Awards. The awards are given to young researchers (no older than 27 at the time of the award—the same age as… Read more Electrical engineering graduate student wins Marconi Young Scholar Award

Lucy Shapiro wins the 2012 Horwitz Prize

by on September 27, 2012 4:00 am
LUCY SHAPIRO is one of three recipients of the 2012 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, awarded by Columbia University. Shapiro, a professor of developmental biology at the School of Medicine, and her colleagues Richard Losick of Harvard and Joe Lutkenhaus of the University of Kansas Medical School, were recognized for their work on the three-dimensional organization… Read more Lucy Shapiro wins the 2012 Horwitz Prize

Stephen Quake receives 2013 Nakasone Award

by on September 26, 2012 4:00 am
STEPHEN QUAKE, professor of bioengineering and of applied physics and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has received the 2013 Nakasone Award from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization for “prolific inventions that have advanced biological measurement techniques.” Quake has introduced large-scale quantitative approaches in many areas of biology that were previously impossible… Read more Stephen Quake receives 2013 Nakasone Award

Student residential staffers welcome dorm mates to the “punny” Farm

by on September 25, 2012 4:00 am
Each year, Stanford’s undergraduate residence halls adopt themes that serve to welcome new and returning students to their campus homes through humor. Themes, which are most often puns, lend themselves to clever T-shirt designs and entertaining interior dorm decorating. The themes, created by student residential staff members before the arrival of residents, can be both… Read more Student residential staffers welcome dorm mates to the “punny” Farm

The Stanford Oval was the place to watch the Endeavour fly over last week!

by on September 24, 2012 4:00 am
Spectators at the Oval were treated to a great view of the shuttle Endeavour on its way to a flyover of Moffett Field; its final destination, Los Angeles. (Photos by Kate Chesley)  

Two Stanford-led research teams receive Collaborative Innovation Awards

by on September 21, 2012 4:00 am
Two teams of scientists led by Stanford professors have received Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Collaborative Innovation Awards to carry out potentially transformative research over the next four years. One of the teams is led by AXEL BRUNGER, a professor of molecular and cellular physiology and of neurology and neurological sciences. His team received a… Read more

Are you prepared for the next quake?

by on September 20, 2012 4:00 am
If a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Palo Alto area, would you know what to do? On Saturday, Sept. 22, members of the Stanford community are invited to join a simulated earthquake exercise dubbed Quakeville. The event takes place at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, at 2 p.m. and is sponsored… Read more Are you prepared for the next quake?

Stanford listed among Working Mother’s top companies

by on September 19, 2012 4:00 am
Working Mother has named Stanford one of the nation’s 100 Best Companies. The magazine singled out the university for its commitment to innovative policies that support employees as they balance the demands of work and family life. Only three educational institutions made the grade this year. The others are Yale and Cornell. The Working Mother… Read more Stanford listed among Working Mother’s top companies

Hey! What about Stanford's graduate students?

by on September 18, 2012 4:00 am
Oh sure. The freshman undergraduates get all the attention—what with all that singing, dancing and yelling on opening day. But don’t graduate students actually outnumber undergraduates at Stanford? What about them? KEN HSU, assistant vice provost and director of the Graduate Life Office; ANDY HERNANDEZ, assistant dean of graduate life; and JOHN PEARSON, assistant vice… Read more

Stanford and Columbia’s Teachers College receive $2.5 million to motivate students to pursue science

by on September 17, 2012 4:00 am
The STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math – have an enrollment problem. Sixty percent of students who enter college with the goal of majoring in a STEM subject end up graduating in a non-STEM field, and many students – particularly those from minority and low-income backgrounds – never even consider science an option.… Read more