Teaching & Students

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.

Robots learn tasks from people

With a smartphone and a browser, people worldwide will be able to interact with a robot to speed the process of teaching robots how to do basic tasks.

Exploring art and design in Australia

After switching majors from mechanical engineering to product design, Kendal Burkins, ’19, spent the summer exploring art and design as an intern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, an opportunity offered through the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program.

Student interns with military in Hawaii

Coterminal student Rachel Hirshman, BS ’18, MS ’19, spent the summer in Hawaii helping plan and execute military exercises, an opportunity supported by the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Understanding the science of art materials

Science informs art and vice versa in this class that aims to encourage students to look at art – and materials found elsewhere – with fresh eyes.