Stanford 2018 Grad Students, Postdoc Year in Review

Take a look back at some highlights from the past year, including innovative research and prestigious awards.

2018 was an eventful year for Stanford graduate students, postdocs and the campus community. Innovative research and prestigious awards are among the many highlights. Before closing out the year, take a look back at some notable stories that defined life on the Farm in 2018.

16 Stanford graduate students named Siebel Scholars

Since 2000, the Siebel Scholar award has recognized exceptional graduate students at leading schools of business, computer science, bioengineering and energy science.

First nursing postdoc at Stanford advocates for palliative care

Nancy Dudley, PhD, RN, is now the first nursing postdoctoral scholar at Stanford.

Meet the Stanford GSB alumni and the PhD candidate who made Forbes’ new 30 Under 30 Lists

These professionals are shaking things up in health care, energy, finance and social entrepreneurship.

Stanford sows the seeds of diversity in academia with PhD fellowships

The DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, which prepares students from diverse backgrounds to pursue and succeed in academic careers, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year Nov. 11-13.

Stanford welcomes inaugural cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation.

Sustainability Year in Review, 2017-18

Stanford eagerly takes on new challenges and opportunities in sustainability, continually raising the bar in efforts to reduce its environmental footprint.

Three Stanford students win art awards, take part in San Francisco exhibition

Three Stanford graduate art and art history students received scholarships and presented their work as part of an annual exhibition dedicated to the future of the Bay Area visual arts.

Stanford to host global gathering of Schmidt Science Fellows

Professor John Boothroyd was chosen as faculty director of the Stanford-based convening of the Schmidt Science Fellows. The fellowship program includes two postdoctoral scholars who have joined research groups on campus.

Fulbright Program awards grants to graduating seniors, alumni and graduate students

Twenty people with Stanford affiliations have been awarded 2018-19 Fulbright grants to further their studies in countries around the globe.

Visible and valued: Stanford Medicine’s first-ever LGBTQ+ Forum

The event was an unmistakable declaration that LGBTQ+ individuals are a seen, treasured and essential part of the Stanford Medicine community.

PhD candidate’s science videos are a hit on YouTube

Alex Dainis, who recently completed her doctorate in genetics, produces science education videos. Her YouTube channel has racked up more than 2 million views.

Two grad students named Hertz Global Health and Development Fellows

Alex Ferris and Sarah Hooper are spending the summer interning with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve health and development outcomes globally.

Graduate student Glade Dlott receives award to study soil microbes at national lab

Glade Dlott, a graduate student in the Peay Lab, is taking a closer look at soil microbe behavior and interactions. In support of this research, he has received a 2018 Office of Science Graduate Student Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Four Stanford graduate students, one alumnus awarded 2018 Soros Fellowships

Soros Fellows are immigrants and the children of immigrants who are chosen for their creativity, initiative and sustained accomplishment.

Summer 2018 graduate student retrospective

From studying in the African bush to developing medical technology on campus, here’s what graduate students did this summer.

Match Day 2018: A day of destiny for Stanford’s medical students

Every year medical students across the U.S. simultaneously open envelopes that contain information on where they’ll be doing their residency training after graduation. Stanford’s soon-to-graduate class participated in this time-tested custom on March 16.

Stanford White Coat ceremony 2018

From Guatemala to India, Ohio to Oregon, the new crop of Stanford Medicine students hail from around the globe. They received their white coats in a ceremony commemorating the start of their medical education – and one seized the opportunity to propose to his sweetheart. (She said yes.)