In the Spotlight

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Aiming for space, with eyes on a more inclusive home planet

Mary Cooper, who grew up in a military family, graduates with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and computer science. After a summer working at SpaceX and a semester of study at Oxford, she’ll return to earn a master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

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A passion for international understanding

In her first quarter at Stanford, Maya Guzdar decided to sign up for a Mandarin Chinese class. After graduating, she’ll begin a master’s program in Beijing.

Stanford celebrates 13 women’s history makers

Stanford celebrates the pioneering spirit that has been part of the university’s legacy since its inception, with a look at women who made history in medicine, math, athletics, business, law, economics, administration, public service and space.

Examining systemic racism, advancing racial equity

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the Black experience in America and examine continuing systemic racism and discrimination in the U.S. – issues many Stanford scholars are tackling in their research and scholarship.

Meet our faculty

Scholarship is at its best when it draws upon a diverse community. Here, Stanford faculty members share the life experiences and interests that fuel the dynamic learning environment on campus.

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Twenty-one from 2021: The year in photos at Stanford

This past year saw the gradual resumption of campus life at Stanford, from the cautious reawakening of labs to the vibrant return of the entire student body for an in-person fall quarter. View some favorite frames in the arc toward a new pandemic normal with university photographer Andrew Brodhead.

At Stanford 2021: The year in review

Looking back on a year that saw the Stanford community reconnect after 18 months apart and resume in-person teaching, working and learning.

Molecular fossil hunter

Geomicrobiologist Paula Welander has come to see microbes as a system for grappling with complex questions about life, evolution and ancient Earth.