Aeronautics and Astronautics
An engineer explores how the magic of bird flight can be applied to building better aerial robots.
Ferrari, a lovebird, with Stanford's David Lentink, who is using a wind tunnel to probe the mysteries of birds in flight. | Photo by L.A. Cicero
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Stanford University President John Hennessy offers his take on important leadership qualities, Silicon Valley, and the future of higher education.
Stanford University President John Hennessy discusses some of the most powerful lessons he’s learned as leader of one of the world’s most complex and dynamic institutions of higher education. In conversation with Tina Seelig, director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, at the DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series, Hennessy also shares insights from his entrepreneurial career in the high-tech industry.
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A fellowship offered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Friends of Music at Stanford provides music lessons to engineering students.
Last modified Wed, 16 Mar, 2016 at 9:36
Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight.
How does this beetle move along water?
When Manu Prakash was a graduate student, he would often search for his thoughts during hikes through the woods in western Massachusetts. On one of these excursions, he stopped by a pond to watch water lilies blossom, and noticed a series of small ripples flash across the water.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Common Room, Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), Old Union, 3rd Floor Map
Open to all
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4:30 - 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Huang Engineering, Mackenzie Room Map
RSVP here - Required
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Opportunities and Challenges for Next-Generation Wind Energy
4:30 - 6 pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Arrillaga Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center Map
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An artificial intelligence system trains itself to identify poverty zones by comparing daytime and nighttime satellite images in a novel way.
Researchers are developing software that can analyze satellite imagery to provide a better way to map poverty in places like Uganda. | Reuters/James Akena
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The ME Graduate Women's Group has offered ME/ENGR 311A: Women's Perspectives, a 1-unit credit seminar, every year since the group's inception in 1998. For credit or not, everyone is welcome to come! Speakers are asked to address the factors, experiences, and lessons that have been particularly important to their success in industry, academia, and... life.
Learn To Lead, Lead to Learn
4:15pm Social | 4:30pm Seminar starts
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Meet "Hedgehog": Your tour guide to asteroids, comets and other things that whirl around the solar system
A team of engineers builds a cube-like rover for exploration in some of the most extreme conditions in space.
Your best guess is that the landscape is as inhospitable as it gets: an irregular range of sharp boulders and loose rubble piles strewn among jagged crevasses and deep troughs of dust. But then again, it’s just a guess because no one’s ever actually seen this landscape up close. Now imagine that you need to send a robot across that landscape, from a perch at the lip of a steep crater to the edge of an ice-encrusted hole 1,000 meters away. And imagine that gravity is a tiny fraction of what we have on Earth.
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