News & Updates

Mechanical engineering students showcase imaginative research at first MECON

Friday, May 22, 2015

Students and faculty organized this inaugural Mechanical Engineering Conference to showcase the breadth of interdisciplinary research by the ME community.

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Key strategies can boost donations at crowdfunding sites, Stanford engineers say

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A sophisticated analysis by Stanford computer scientists supports a common sense approach: help fundraisers craft successful appeals and thank givers promptly, and they will return to give more.

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Krishna Shenoy and Joanna Wysocka named HHMI investigators

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The funding will aid Shenoy’s efforts to develop brain-machine interfaces and allow Wysocka to continue exploring the earliest steps of human development.

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Stanford engineers discover how microbes acquire electricity in making methane

Monday, May 18, 2015

New findings by Professor Alfred Spormann and colleagues could pave the way for microbial "factories" that produce renewable biofuels and chemicals.

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Columbia and Stanford announce new 2015 Magic Grants for media innovation

Monday, May 11, 2015

A drone’s-eye view of the Stanford campus and a documentary on the famine in South Sudan are among nine projects funded in a bicoastal collaboration to advance the art of storytelling.

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Three engineering students receive Deans' Awards for Academic Achievement

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The award recognizes extraordinary undergraduates for their intellectual accomplishments.

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Antony Jameson to receive the Association for Computational Mechanics John von Neumann Medal

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Professor of aeronautics and astronautics honored for "pioneering contributions to computational fluid dynamics, particular to advances in the study of compressible flow over aircraft and the optimal design of air foils."

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Stanford researchers use diverse, global discussion groups to boost online learning experience for participants

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

New Talkabout video discussions designed by Stanford researchers can connect diverse groups of learners across the globe and improve class performance.

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Stanford engineers observe the moment when a mind is changed

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A new algorithm enables a moment-by-moment analysis of brain activity each time a laboratory monkey reaches this way or that during an experiment. It's like reading the monkey's mind.

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Stanford Engineering Hero Ted Hoff honored as the principal architect of the microprocessor

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hoff led the team of engineers that produced the revolutionary Intel 4004 microprocessor in 1971.

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Nicholas Melosh wins Cal-BRAIN grant for neuroengineering research

Monday, May 4, 2015

The associate professor of materials science and engineering is working to refine the electrodes neuroscientists use to record the activity of single neurons.

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Stanford Computer Science Department Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Daylong event titled “In Service to the World” reflects on the past accomplishments and future prospects of this world-class academic department.

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Stacey Bent is named chair of Chemical Engineering

Friday, April 24, 2015

Her research focuses on understanding and controlling surface and interfacial chemistry and applying this knowledge in a wide range of fields from semiconductors to sustainability.

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Nicholas McKeown among 10 Stanford professors elected to AAAS 2015 class

Thursday, April 23, 2015

American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the country's oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.

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Stanford team makes biotechnology interactive with games and remote-control labs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Through special environments called biotic processing units, bioengineers let people interact with cells like fish in an aquarium or even do simple experiments from afar.

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Conquering Complexity With Simple Rules

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stanford Engineering Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt and her co-author offer a better way to make decisions.

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Professor Karl Deisseroth wins prestigious Albany Prize

Monday, April 20, 2015

The bioengineer and psychiatrist will be honored for his seminal role in the field of optogenetics, which allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve-cell activity in freely moving animals to study their behavior.

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NIST workshop at Stanford mulls ‘weights and measures’ for biotechnology

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Researchers from academia, industry and government launch effort to define standards for using bits and pieces of molecular biomachinery to create things such as vaccines, drugs and biosensors.

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Beth Pruitt elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In an interdisciplinary blend of engineering and medicine, Pruitt seeks to detect and measure the minute forces generated by living cells.

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ACM Council on Women honors Jennifer Widom as innovator in database systems

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Professor of computer science and electrical engineering is named 2015-2016 Athena Lecturer for launching new research areas in the database field.

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Stanford engineers devise optical method for producing high-res, 3-D images of nanoscale objects

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The technique, called cathodoluminescence tomography, could assist in the development of high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, or improve the way biological systems are visualized.

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Christina Smolke to receive mentor award from Northern California Chapter of Association of Women in Science

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ellen Weaver Award surprises the associate professor of bioengineering, who was nominated by current and former students for helping them balance the demands of research and life.

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Five faculty members receive NSF Early Career Development awards

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Assistant professors Amin Arbabian, Michael Lepech, Marco Pavone, Manu Prakash and Sindy Tang awarded grants to help promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.

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Stanford Engineering’s Dan Boneh honored for innovations that have simplified cryptography

Monday, March 30, 2015

Computer science and electrical engineering professor will receive 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award.

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Stanford engineers working to pack more laser beams, and data, into fiber optic strands

Friday, March 27, 2015

As digital traffic soars, researchers strive to send multiple laser beams, each with it’s own data stream, through fiber optic strands that can only handle a single beam today.

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