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Riya Verma

Stanford student Riya Verma awarded Michel David-Weill Scholarship

by Alex Kekauoha on April 3, 2020 4:36 pm
Senior RIYA VERMA is the recipient of the Michel David-Weill Scholarship, which provides funding for two years of graduate study at Sciences Po in Paris, France. Verma is the first Stanford student to receive the prestigious award. “I have been studying French for 13 years, so I am excited to live in France,” Verma said.… Read more Stanford student Riya Verma awarded Michel David-Weill Scholarship

Five Stanford scholars among CASBS 2020-21 Fellows

by Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on March 23, 2020 2:55 pm
Five Stanford scholars will be among 38 fellows in residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) during the 2020-21 academic year. The five fellows are MICHAEL BERNSTEIN, associate professor of computer science, ANNA GRZYMALA-BUSSE, professor of political science, SAUMITRA JHA, associate professor of political economy, GREG WALTON, associate professor of… Read more Five Stanford scholars among CASBS 2020-21 Fellows
Anna Broome

Four researchers receive AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awards

by Danielle Torrent Tucker on March 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Four Stanford Earth researchers have been selected to receive 2019 Outstanding Student Paper Awards (OSPAs) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU): PhD candidates TYLER KUKLA, CHAYAWAN “EARTH” JAIKLA, INDRANEEL “NEEL” KASMALKAR and ANNA BROOME. The award is given to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences.… Read more Four researchers receive AGU Outstanding Student Paper Awards
Jasper Ridge

Jasper Ridge offers virtual comfort and connection during troubled times

by Taylor Kubota on March 18, 2020 4:15 pm
In a scene familiar to many people in recent days, JORGE RAMOS, the associate director for environmental education at Stanford’s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, found himself uncharacteristically isolated. He was at the preserve, but nearly all of the staff, students, faculty, docents and visitors who would usually be there with him were absent in compliance… Read more Jasper Ridge offers virtual comfort and connection during troubled times
Math team

Stanford students place third in Putnam Math Competition

by Alex Kekauoha on March 11, 2020 3:08 pm
A team of undergraduate math students placed third at the 80th annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). For their efforts, the Stanford team received $15,000, and one student was recognized for being one of the top-performing women in the competition. The competition attracted 4,229 college students from… Read more Stanford students place third in Putnam Math Competition

This emergency medicine fellow explained movie injuries for GQ. Millions tuned in

by Susan Coppa on March 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Ever wondered if movies like Scarface, Titanic and Us depict injuries accurately? (Or how badly they get them wrong?) In an installment for GQ‘s web series “The Breakdown,” ITALO BROWN, clinical instructor in emergency medicine, provides running commentary about on-screen bodily harm portrayed in these and other iconic films. In one week, his charismatic video went viral – it’s amassed more than 3… Read more This emergency medicine fellow explained movie injuries for GQ. Millions tuned in
Women's History month books

What to read now during Women's History Month

by Stanford magazine on March 9, 2020 4:32 pm
March is Women’s History Month. So, Stanford magazine compiled a list of inspirational works by Stanford alumnae. Toxic Femininity in the Workplace: Office Gender Politics Are a Battlefield, Ginny Hogan, ’13; Morrow Gift. The best humor touches on the truth; this snarky gem is a full-on embrace. The World That We Knew, Alice Hoffman, MA ’75; Simon… Read more What to read now during Women's History Month

Bringing math class into the data age

by Carrie Spector on March 9, 2020 12:01 am
Life in the 21st-century is defined by data, tracking everything from our shopping and exercise habits to the spread of disease and the impact of climate change. Some educators are asking how schools can prepare young people to make sense of it all: Should data science become as much a part of the K-12 mathematics… Read more Bringing math class into the data age
Eric Strong

Stanford physician Eric Strong has become a YouTube star

by Cassie Myers on March 3, 2020 3:34 pm
Stanford physician ERIC STRONG, clinical associate professor of medicine, has a unique side gig as a YouTube star. His channel, Strong Medicine, has more than 300,000 subscribers from all around the world, and his videos range in topic from personal medical experiences – “My Night as an ER patient“– to tips on surviving medical school.… Read more Stanford physician Eric Strong has become a YouTube star
Moises Gallegos illustration

My mommy is a doctor : A children’s book (and love story)

by Susan Coppa on March 1, 2020 3:31 pm
MOISES GALLEGOS, an emergency medicine physician, has written a children’s book called My mommy is a doctor superhero. Gallegos wrote the 13-page book in one sitting after he and his then 1-month-old son watched FLORA NUÑEZ GALLEGOS, now a pediatric cardiology fellow at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, drive away on her first day back… Read more My mommy is a doctor : A children’s book (and love story)