Stanford University has put extensive efforts into providing free online courses over the past several years in an effort to promote lifelong learning and share knowledge with the general public worldwide.
Over the last half-century, students in the ME310 course have produced hundreds of prototypes for cameras, makeup, cars and much more. Combined with international teams, they design and develop new products while learning from reality.
The Stanford Data Challenge Lab class meets every day and requires nearly 100 homework assignments. But innovative instruction has students clamoring to take the class, which teaches professional-level data skills.
Katharine Ku joined the Office of Technology Licensing in 1981 and became its executive director in 1991. After 27 years leading the effort to bring Stanford technologies to the world, she will retire June 1.
Sheila Dolezal, the director of finance and administration in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology of Stanford Medicine, will receive a 2018 Amy J. Blue Award. The award honors staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work.
Rafael Velazquez, a food service worker in Branner Dining, will receive a 2018 Amy J. Blue Award at a campus ceremony on May 15. The award honors staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work.