Mechanical Engineering

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

Print view
Type: 
Research News

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

Slug: 
Pruitt elected fellow of ASME
Short Dek: 
Short DEK Professor elected fellow of ASME for research on creating micro-electrical systems (MEMS)

Associate Professor Beth Pruitt has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) for work that includes a focus on creating micro-electrical systems (MEMS) to detect the minute forces that cells exert upon one another as they carry out the basic mechanics of life.

Last modified Tue, 14 Apr, 2015 at 14:26

Five faculty members receive NSF Early Career Development awards

Print view
Type: 
Research News

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.

Slug: 
Five Faculty Members Get NSF Grants
Short Dek: 
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

Stanford engineer helps crack mystery of bird flight

Print view
Type: 
Research News

A team led by mechanical engineer David Lentink has identified the design qualities that make bird wings famously efficient over a wide range of flight styles. The research could lead to improved aircraft design.

Slug: 
Cracking the Mystery of Bird Flight
Short Dek: 
Stanford engineers identify the design qualities that make bird wings efficient over a wide range of flight styles.

It has taken more than a million fine samples of aerodynamic force and airflow combined to determine what makes a hummingbird's wings so adept at hovering.

The team led by David Lentink, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Stanford, believes that the results could have significant impacts in both aerodynamic research and in advancing bio-inspired designs of drones and other aircraft.

Last modified Thu, 26 Mar, 2015 at 11:24

Stanford engineering students build basketball-shooting robots

Print view
Type: 
Research News

Students in Mechanical Engineering 210 design and build bots that shoot and dunk as many "basketballs" as possible in less than two minutes.

Slug: 
Basketball-Shooting Robots
Short Dek: 
Mechanical engineering students build bots that shoot and dunk.

Last modified Thu, 19 Mar, 2015 at 14:06

Engineering a rowing team

Print view
Type: 
Research News

Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.

Slug: 
Engineering a Rowing Team
Short Dek: 
Engineering is a popular and useful major for members of Stanford's rowing team.

On morning drives from campus to the Stanford Rowing and Sailing Center, the topic of conversation among rowers is often about how to use fluid dynamics to make the blade of an oar move faster through the water and improve boat speed.

It may be surprising to some that 18- to 22-year-olds spend this time talking about fluid dynamics or discussing internship experience with doing impact testing on glass for tablets and the process of making renewable medical devices, as opposed to talking about pop culture.

Last modified Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 at 11:07

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All - David Kelley

Print view

This event is associated with a multi-year speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship with Redwood City and Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.

March 12, 2015
5:30 - 7:00pm
Free and open to the community
FOX Theatre, Downtown Redwood City, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015. 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City, CA
Sponsors: 
Redwood City and Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education

Last modified Mon, 2 Mar, 2015 at 17:23

ME Women's Seminar: Tina Mitiguy - Becoming fearless - Calculating risks, building your skill set, and going for it!

Print view

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. 

The seminars are every Thursday, January 8 - March 12, 2015.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 12, 2015. 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: 
Building 300 - Main Quad, Room 300, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

Last modified Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 at 11:11

ME Women's Seminar: Kat Steele - Becoming fearless - Calculating risks, building your skill set, and going for it!

Print view

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. 

The seminars are every Thursday, January 8 - March 12, 2015

Date/Time: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015. 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Building 300 - Main Quad, Room 300, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford
Sponsors: 
Sponsored by Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD)

Last modified Thu, 26 Feb, 2015 at 11:22

Product Realization Lab - Meet the Makers

Print view

Student-made bikes!  furniture!  lighting!  sports gear! and much more!

 

See more than 100 amazing projects made by students

 
Friday, March 20 2015, 1:00 pm
The Atrium, Peterson Building 550, Stanford  Map

 

 

Date/Time: 
Friday, March 20, 2015. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 
The Atrium, Peterson Building 550, Stanford
Contact Info: 
noras4@stanford.edu

Last modified Tue, 24 Feb, 2015 at 15:49

ME Women's Seminar: Brit d'Arbeloff - Becoming fearless - Calculating risks, building your skill set, and going for it!

Print view

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. 

The seminars are every Thursday, January 8 - March 12, 2015.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015. 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Location: 
Building 300 - Main Quad, Room 300, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford

Last modified Tue, 24 Feb, 2015 at 12:46