In the Spotlight

Hoover scholars tackle some of the most urgent issues of our time

The Hoover Institution’s nearly 200 fellows, who range from renowned thought leaders to emerging scholars, continue the think tank’s long tradition of addressing issues ranging from climate change and economics to foreign policy and national security.

Speaking the brain’s language to treat disease

Brain-machine interfaces now treat neurological disease and change the way people with paralysis interact with the world. Improving those devices depends on getting better at translating the language of the brain.

Stanford researchers advance the future of energy

Research into renewable energy, batteries, carbon capture and storage, the electric grid and natural gas have sprung up around campus, helping to move the world to a more sustainable future.

Public service at Stanford

Through Cardinal Service and other programs, Stanford offers students a 21st-century approach to fulfilling Jane Stanford's hope and trust that students would use their educations to become of greater service to the public.

Leland Scholars at home on the Farm

The program helps students who may be the first in their families to attend college, come from low-income households or had limited high school curricular offerings.

Beyond the classroom

Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences.

Seeking solutions to climate change

Stanford faculty study the causes and effects of climate change, and investigate new ways of reducing carbon emissions through green energy technologies and policy decisions.

A class of its own

Immersive, enlightening – and sometimes unorthodox – courses help fulfill Stanford’s founding mission.