Aeronautics and Astronautics
A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.
A Nobel Prize winner, the founders of Google and the first American woman in space are among the six people selected as this year's Stanford Engineering Heroes, an honor recognizing those who have advanced the course of human, social and economic progress through engineering and science.
The six, who have worldwide reputations as innovators and leaders, represent a diversity of fields ranging from aeronautics to economics to electrical engineering.
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Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy, the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy have awarded 11 seed grants totaling $2.2 million for promising new research in clean technology and energy efficiency.
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Camera-equipped flying robots promise new insights into climate-change effects on important ecosystems.
Like undiscovered groves of giant redwoods, centuries-old living corals remain unmapped and unmeasured. Scientists still know relatively little about the world's biggest corals, where they are and how long they have lived.
The secret to unlocking these mysteries may lie with a shoebox-size flying robot.
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Michael Hopkins will join Russian cosmonauts on a six-month visit to the International Space Station.
Space camp? Try space school. Of roughly 500 astronauts that NASA has trained thus far, 21 attended Stanford University, and four of these alums are on the active roster.
Michael Hopkins (MS AA '92) is one of these four.
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Associate Professor Gianluca Iaccarino will lead a government-funded project that will use the next generation of supercomputers to model techniques that could dramatically increase the efficiency of solar power. The project will receive $3.2 million per year for five years.
Some mathematical simulations used to predict the outcomes of real events are so complex that they'll stump even today's top supercomputers. To incubate the next generation of supercomputers for tackling real-world problems, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has selected Stanford as one of its three new Multidisciplinary Simulation Centers.
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Congrats class of 2013!
Come celebrate your upcoming commencement with Stanford Engineering.
Join us in the SEQ on June 12 from 3-5 pm.
Enjoy some yummy ice cream and a pick up your senior gift -- a luggage tag for all those new adventures you're going to have!
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Stanford professor and former NASA official explains how NASA might revive the Kepler space telescope
Scott Hubbard, a consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics, helped guide the Kepler mission when he served as director of NASA Ames Research Center. He explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.
NASA officials announced Wednesday, May 15, that the Kepler space telescope – the agency's primary instrument for detecting planets beyond our solar system – had suffered a critical failure and could soon be shut down permanently.
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President Hennessy, Jerry Yang and 200 others toast GPS pioneer and wife for lifetime achievements and gift that will fund a state-of-the-art research environment and two professorships in the School of Engineering.
In the golden sun of a pristine Stanford afternoon, James J. Spilker, Jr. stepped to the podium before the building that bears the names of he and his wife, Anna Marie. It was a capstone moment for two lives that began humbly, one in the working class streets Philadelphia and the other in post-war refugee camps of Germany, but which reached great heights.
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Expert in mechanics of materials recognized for lifetime contributions to the field.
Richard Christensen, a professor emeritus of aeronautics and astronautics, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Timoshenko Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), among the highest honors in the field of applied mechanics.
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Assistant Professor will study the behaviors of plasmas created when tiny meteoroids and space debris are vaporized in hypervelocity collisions with spacecraft.
Sigrid Close, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics in the School of Engineering, has received a 2013 Early Career Research Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The five-year grants bolster exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years, a period when many scientists do their most formative work.
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