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Stanford leads the way in rethinking life’s stages

As life expectancy increases, Stanford centers and research lead the way in supporting healthy, productive, and purpose-driven lives that may span a century.

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Medical student designs wearable device for kids with cerebral palsy

Stanford medical student Blynn Shideler designed a wearable device to make daily physical therapy more accessible for kids with cerebral palsy.

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New course explores environmental injustice

Stanford course works with East Palo Alto Community Farmers Market to offer on-the-spot testing for heavy metals and learn about environmental injustice, specifically as it relates to communities of color and environmental contamination.

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Student projects aim to make Cantor more accessible

Stanford education and engineering students innovate ways for people with vision loss to appreciate the Cantor Arts Center.

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New program embeds ethics into computer science courses

Kathleen Creel is training the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers to identify and work through various ethical and moral problems they will encounter in their careers.

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Creative writing course explores overlap of science and art

Students in this course combine creative writing and science, discussing their texts in group workshops and gaining immersive writing experience through a trip to Hopkins Marine Station.

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How to prototype: Students make five unique chairs at the d.school

Physical prototyping is an important part of the creative process. It provides a wide range of solutions for designers to explore. In a Stanford d.school class called Creative Gym, students practiced their prototyping skills by creating five unique chairs using different types of materials.

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Interdisciplinary course applies physical science methods to art conservation

An interdisciplinary course combining art, archaeology, and physics encourages students to look at cultural heritage objects through the lens of science and quantitative reasoning. The instructors hope to inspire careers in art conservation and archaeological science.

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Aeronautics students learn flight basics through design

Students in an introductory aeronautics and astronautics course participate in a balsa wood glider flying competition.

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Translating the stories of women who changed history

Students in Second-Year Spanish: Cultural Emphasis sharpened their skills by translating the stories of 26 remarkable women's lives, making a PBS documentary series accessible for Spanish speakers in time for Women's History Month.

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