Aeronautics and Astronautics

Antony Jameson joins Orville Wright and other aerial pioneers by winning Guggenheim Medal

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Professor of aeronautics and astronautics earns the field’s highest honor for developing the algorithms that designers use to optimize aerodynamic performance; it is Jameson’s third major honor in what has been an extraordinary year for this Stanford aeronautics expert.

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Jameson Wins Guggenheim Medal
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Professor of aeronautics and astronautics earns the field’s highest honor for developing algorithms to aid aerodynamic performance.

Antony Jameson, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, has won the Daniel Guggenheim Medal, which is considered one of the highest honors presented for a lifetime of achievement in aeronautics. Past recipients have worked in industry, government and academia, and have included Orville Wright, Charles Lindbergh, William Boeing and William Durand.

Last modified Thu, 30 Jul, 2015 at 9:57

Four engineering faculty members' projects receive grants to tackle major environmental challenges

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Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment jump-starts interdisciplinary projects around the world.

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Environmental Seed Grants
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Four engineering faculty members receive Woods Institute grants to tackle environmental challenges.

How can drones help improve water quality in the San Francisco Bay? What does it take to protect marine habitats from seafloor dredging? Can a private-market approach solve household water contamination in low-income urban areas?

Last modified Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 at 15:31

Stanford Engineering Hero Charles Simonyi talks about creating first WYSIWYG software, space travel and challenges of making a profit

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Computer Science alum shares stories about working with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, and his two flights to the International Space Station.

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Engineering Hero Charles Simonyi
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Developer of first WYSIWYG software talks about the early days of computing and traveling to space.

Modern word processing software makes it easy to design and print attractive documents. But it wasn't always so, and much of the credit for this convenience goes to pioneering computer scientist Charles Simonyi, who was recently honored as a Stanford Engineering Hero.

Since 2010 the Heroes program has recognized Stanford engineers who have profoundly advanced human, social and economic progress through engineering.

Last modified Thu, 25 Jun, 2015 at 11:37

Stanford engineers team up with U.S. Army to set computational record

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Now billions of questions can be answered in about three minutes.

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Stanford team, U.S. Army solve billions of mathematical equations in a few minutes.

Stanford engineers have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to set a computational record. Stanford Professor Charbel Farhat and his research team at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) used a new, high-end, massively parallel computer to demonstrate the power of algorithms that instruct processors to work together to solve challenging problems.

Last modified Wed, 10 Jun, 2015 at 11:10

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

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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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Jameson Wins von Neumann Medal
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Association for Computational Mechanics honors professor of aeronautics and astronautics.

Stanford Professor Antony JamesonAntony Jameson, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, will receive the U.S.

Last modified Wed, 6 May, 2015 at 13:58

Five faculty members receive NSF Early Career Development awards

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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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Arbabian, Lepech, Pavone, Prakash and Tang receive Early Career Development awards.

Five Stanford Engineering faculty members have received National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) awards for 2015. The CAREER program helps promising junior faculty pursue outstanding research while also improving education.

Last modified Thu, 2 Apr, 2015 at 16:16

HCI Design Studio final presentations

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford  Map
Free and open to the public, refreshments

 

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Friday, March 13, 2015. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cubberly Auditorium, Stanford

Last modified Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 at 14:56

NASA Astronaut To Speak About Microgravity Research On International Space Station

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Event will give researchers a forum to discuss experiments that have or could be done in a microgravity environment

 

Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Doug Wheelock spacewalk A conference about the past, present and future of scientific research onboard the International Space Station; how academic & private industry researchers can get involved.

 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015. 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Orbendorf Conference Room, Knight Management Center, Stanford Graduate School of Business
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Charles Cox, Stanford Student Space Initiative (SSI), ccox13@stanford.edu, 1-949-413-8500

Last modified Thu, 19 Feb, 2015 at 10:47

Four Stanford Engineering professors named IEEE fellows

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Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

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Four New IEEE Fellows
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Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis were recognized for extraordinary achievements.

Thomas Lee, Sanjay Lall, Boris Murmann and Christos Kozyrakis, all members of the electrical engineering faculty at Stanford, have been named IEEE fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in engineering.

Last modified Fri, 5 Dec, 2014 at 14:14

Stanford Engineering alum James Spilker wins 2015 IEEE Edison Medal

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Spilker, a consulting professor at Stanford Engineering, was honored for "contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

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Spilker Wins IEEE Edison Medal
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Alum honored for "contributions to the technology and implementation of civilian GPS navigation systems."

 

James J. SpilkerStanford Engineering alumnus James J. Spilker has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Edison Medal. Spilker, who received his BS, MS and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford, is executive chairman of AOSense Inc. and a consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford.

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