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Stanford grad student sitting pretty after international design competition

by on September 17, 2014 4:00 am
XANDER BREMER, a product design master’s student and a teaching assistant in the Product Realization Lab, was awarded second prize in the International Design Awards’ Home Interior Products competition for his Cirro Chair. The IDA jury examined more than 1,000 entries submitted by architects and designers of interiors, fashion, products and graphics from 52 countries… Read more Stanford grad student sitting pretty after international design competition
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Margot Gerritsen at TEDxStanford: 'The beauty I see in algebra'

by on September 9, 2014 12:00 am
At TEDxStanford in May, MARGOT GERRITSEN, associate professor of energy resources engineering at Stanford, took the audience “back to class” with a talk about the beauty of algebra. Her talk is highlighted as one of this week’s Editor’s Picks on the TEDxTalks website.
Margot Gerritsen, director of the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford, speaks during a celebration of the institute's 10th anniversary. (Photo: Norbert von der Groeben)

Stanford Engineering institute celebrates 10 years of using 'big math'

by on September 5, 2014 4:00 am
The Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME) was founded in 2004 to bring advanced mathematics and computing techniques to bear in understanding and solving a wide array of complex problems. Ten years later, it remains grounded in computational mathematics – a set of tools and techniques with a myriad of applications such as simulating… Read more Stanford Engineering institute celebrates 10 years of using 'big math'
Henry Samueli, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief technical officer of Broadcom, with  Stanford graduate student Jonathon Spaulding

Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device

by on August 18, 2014 4:00 am
A Stanford Engineering student won the $10,000 first place prize at the third annual Broadcom Foundation University Research Competition. JONATHON SPAULDING, a Stanford doctoral  candidate in electrical engineering, hopes to build smaller, cheaper and more efficient handheld ultrasound systems. “Imagine having these devices in every doctor’s office, or taking ultrasound scanners into the field where… Read more Stanford Engineering student wins international competition for efforts to miniaturize ultrasound device
Anat Admati at TEDxStanford

Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'

by on August 14, 2014 6:30 pm
ANAT ADMATI is the coauthor of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It. She says policymakers have failed to protect the public and reduce the harm inflicted by a reckless financial system. Admati believes that explaining the issues to a broad audience is essential for bringing about policy… Read more Anat Admati: 'I need you to help me scream.'
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Late Stanford climate expert to be inducted into California Hall of Fame

by on July 24, 2014 4:00 am
Renowned Stanford climate scientist, the late STEPHEN H. SCHNEIDER will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame, GOV. JERRY BROWN announced recently. Other individuals who will be honored at a ceremony on Oct. 1 in Sacramento include basketball legend KAREEM ABDUL JABAR, author JOAN DIDION and film director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, as well as… Read more Late Stanford climate expert to be inducted into California Hall of Fame
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Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows

by on July 22, 2014 4:00 am
Nearly 100 teachers from high poverty, hard-to-staff high schools have been named inaugural Stanford Hollyhock teaching fellows. The teachers, representing 39 districts in 17 states and the District of Columbia, arrived at Stanford Sunday for the beginning of their professional development program. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this cohort of teachers… Read more Stanford welcomes Hollyhock teaching fellows
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Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike make history as first sisters to participate in WNBA All-Star Game

by on July 18, 2014 4:00 am
Former Stanford stars CHINEY and NNEKA OGWUMIKE became the first pair of sisters ever selected to participate in the WNBA All-Star Game, which takes place Saturday, July 19, in Phoenix. Chiney, ’14, will be a reserve for the East, while Nneka, ’12, will come off the bench for the West. The sisters continue to make… Read more Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike make history as first sisters to participate in WNBA All-Star Game
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Stanford students get their hands dirty in 'Science of Soils' class

by on July 15, 2014 4:00 am
In his perennially popular Science of Soils class, SCOTT FENDORF, professor in Earth sciences, encourages his students – from freshmen to graduate students – to get their hands dirty while learning about the essential properties of soil for life on Earth. In this video, courtesy of the School of Earth Sciences, Fendorf and his students share their experiences.
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Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars

by on July 11, 2014 4:00 am
  ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, actress, playwright and New York University professor, performed parts of a work-in-progress and discussed her ongoing research for a new play she is writing on the subject of the school-to-prison pipeline at the annual Cubberley Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education(GSE). Smith’s performance was followed by a conversation with GSE… Read more Acress Anna Deavere Smith talks education, poverty with Stanford scholars