In the Spotlight

What does the future of energy look like?

Stanford experts agree that the world needs to be less reliant on fossil fuels for energy. Getting there will remake the world’s largest economic sector – energy – into one that is more sustainable, secure and affordable for everyone.

Students explore the complexities of creating energy

Students who joined the Sophomore College course Water and Power in the Pacific Northwest: The Columbia River traveled to the Columbia River valley to understand the interplay between water, energy and human populations.

Autonomous car research at Stanford

Stanford researchers are striving to help ensure the safety of driverless vehicles – from exploring complex ethical questions to developing leading-edge technologies to real-world testing of custom autonomous cars.

Science meets art

From first-time dancers to life-long painters, these Stanford scientists give us a glimpse into the many ways science and art intersect.

Humanities research in the digital age

Since the earliest civilizations, people have recorded their thoughts and experiences through storytelling, art, philosophy and other forms of expression