Teaching & Students

Introductory seminar shoots for the stars

A freshman course takes students through the process of designing a space mission, ending with a presentation of their own mission designs to NASA scientists.

Stanford students challenge perspectives through art

Stanford student-artists, including Jessica Yeung, showcase original artwork that challenges perspectives in the Sixth Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, on display at the Stanford Art Gallery through Dec. 7.

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Helping kids identify as math learners

Classroom dynamics shape children’s math identities, guiding them toward seeing themselves as starring or struggling in class.

Stanford honors ties with Muwekma Ohlone

As Stanford prepares to celebrate the new Jane Stanford Way, university archaeologist Laura Jones talks about Native American history in this area, the university’s relationship with the Muwekma Ohlone and the decision to rename landmarks that once honored Junipero Serra.

Elam stepping down as vice provost for undergraduate education

Harry Elam concludes his tenure as the Freeman-Thornton Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. He will remain in his roles as senior vice provost for education and vice president for the arts.

A class of its own

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