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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.'
Stephen Schneider

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
Kristin Richardson and Frances Pasternik

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
Basketball players Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike

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
Science of Soils students work in the dirt

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.
Anna Deavere Smith

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
Drew Miraglia fitting a Youth Impact Program participant

Stanford football works to make an impact on and off the field for local youths

by on July 10, 2014 4:00 am
Last week more than 100 students from local middle schools were greeted on campus by Stanford football players and staff, representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps and teachers from the Ravenswood Unified School District. They are participating in the Youth Impact Program (YIP), a three-week summer program in academics and life skills for at-risk youths,… Read more Stanford football works to make an impact on and off the field for local youths
Eric Smalls at TEDxStanford

Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment

by on July 9, 2014 4:00 am
As a child, ERIC SMALLS was an inquisitive kid who was fascinated by the world around him. But school was often a place where curiosity was not encouraged. “If it wasn’t in the curriculum, I didn’t get my questions answered,” Smalls recalled during a talk he gave May 10 at the 2014 TEDxStanford conference.  Far… Read more Stanford undergraduate Eric Smalls imagines a different kind of learning environment
Eni Award medal

Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award

by on July 7, 2014 4:30 pm
Three researchers from Stanford’s School of Earth Sciences were recently honored with a 2014 Eni Award, a prize aimed at promoting more efficient and sustainable energy sources, as well as inspiring future generations of researchers. The researchers, TAPAN MUKERJI, associate professor of energy resources engineering and of geophysics, GARY MAVKO, professor of geophysics, and JACK DVORKIN, a senior… Read more Stanford research team wins 2014 Eni Award