Tag: School of Engineering

Cyber team

Stanford students win international cybersecurity competition

by Alex Kekauoha on January 12, 2020 12:58 pm
The STANFORD APPLIED CYBER TEAM beat out nine college hacking teams from around the world at the Collegiate Penetrating Testing Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology. At the annual event – now in its fifth year – students showcase their technical skills and gain professional experience in the practice of testing a computer system,… Read more Stanford students win international cybersecurity competition

Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

by Tom Abate on December 10, 2019 4:35 pm
An international engineering association has awarded Stanford electrical engineer and photonics researcher JELENA VUCKOVIC a $454,000 prize for her research into a new laser-on-a-chip that could revolutionize how focused beams of light are applied in applications such as fiber-optic communications, quantum computing and self-driving cars. Vuckovic said the award, announced Monday, Dec. 9, by the London-based… Read more Jelena Vuckovic honored by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
Mehran Sahami

Mehran Sahami recognized for educational contributions to computing

by Tom Abate on October 30, 2019 3:24 pm
The world’s largest computer science society has recognized Mehran Sahami, professor (teaching) of computer science, for his outstanding contributions as a teacher, mentor and thinker in the field. The Association for Computing Machinery recognized Sahami along with eight other professors for educational excellence as part of the  ACM’s 2019 Distinguished Member awards. The announcement delighted but… Read more Mehran Sahami recognized for educational contributions to computing
Satz and Widom

Deans Debra Satz and Jennifer Widom offer students words of wisdom

by Schools of Engineering and Humanities & Sciences on October 20, 2019 1:31 pm
JENNIFER WIDOM, dean of the School of Engineering, and DEBRA SATZ, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, sat down to chat about their unlikely paths to their current academic positions and to offer words of wisdom to undergraduates.

Ellen Kuhl, chair of mechanical engineering, finds balance in long-distance sports

by Tom Abate on October 7, 2019 2:23 pm
Come Oct. 12, when ELLEN KUHL, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, is doing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26-mile marathon, she may wonder whatever possessed her to join the roughly 2,400 contestants at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. Fortunately, the answer is simple. “For me, long-distance sports are a lot like… Read more Ellen Kuhl, chair of mechanical engineering, finds balance in long-distance sports
Ellen Ochoa

Stanford Engineering Heroes include astronaut Ellen Ochoa

by Andrew Myers on February 24, 2019 12:01 pm
The first Latina in space, a female pioneer of computer science and a legend of aerodynamics who later pivoted to become an authority in the history of technology are this year’s Stanford Engineering Heroes. The Engineering Heroes program, which inducts its eighth class in 2019, was established in 2010 to recognize the profound contributions of… Read more Stanford Engineering Heroes include astronaut Ellen Ochoa
Space Rendezvous Laboratory team

Contributions of Stanford's Space Rendezvous Laboratory are recognized

by Stanford Engineering Communications staff on January 9, 2019 2:04 pm
SIMONE D’AMICO, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, along with his team at the Space Rendezvous Laboratory (SLAB), recently received the Group Diploma of Honor from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and the National Aeronautic Association. The award was established in 1965 to recognize significant contributions to the progress of aeronautics and astronautics by design offices,… Read more Contributions of Stanford's Space Rendezvous Laboratory are recognized
Zac Manchester

Zac Manchester wins NASA Early Career Faculty Award for Space Technology Research

by Ashley Boney on September 5, 2018 2:08 pm
ZAC MANCHESTER, assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, recently received NASA’s 2018 Early Career Faculty Award for Space Technology Research. The grant program honors faculty who demonstrate excellence in making science, space travel and exploration more effective, affordable and sustainable. Manchester was honored for his work in precision entry guidance methods for planetary landers. Manchester’s… Read more Zac Manchester wins NASA Early Career Faculty Award for Space Technology Research

Eric Shaqfeh recognized with Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research

by Ashley Boney on August 9, 2018 4:30 pm
ERIC SHAQFEH, the Lester Levi Carter Professor and chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was awarded the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research. The annual award was established by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and honors accomplishments in fundamental or applied chemical engineering research. Shaqfeh currently leads the Shaqfeh Group,… Read more Eric Shaqfeh recognized with Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research
Thomas Heuser

Graduate student Thomas Heuser recognized by the Department of Energy

by Taylor Kubota on April 26, 2018 1:33 pm
THOMAS HEUSER, a graduate student in materials science and engineering, has earned a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program award. This award supports graduate thesis research conducted at a DOE laboratory or facility and aims to prepare graduate students for a career in science, technology, math or engineering. As… Read more Graduate student Thomas Heuser recognized by the Department of Energy