Mechanical Engineering

Animatronic design challenge takes to the water

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Stanford mechanical engineering students demonstrate their autonomous, battery-powered waterfowl.

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Animatronic Design Takes to the Water
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Engineering students demonstrate their self-propelled waterfowl.

If it paddles like a duck, glides like a duck and moves its head, wings or tail feathers like a duck, it must be an entry in Stanford Engineering’s duck-amatronics event.

Last modified Tue, 18 Mar, 2014 at 15:17

Mechanical engineer helps eye doctors turn smart phone into diagnostic tool

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In this interdisciplinary project, graduate student Alexandre Jais turned out quick prototypes on his 3D printer at home.

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Field Tool for Eye Exams
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Engineer collaborates with opthamologists to turn smart phone into diagnostic tool.

Stanford engineers love to solve real world problems, and one recent example of this arises from a story about how researchers at Stanford Medical School turned a smartphone into an inexpensive tool for doing eye examinations in the field.

Last modified Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 at 14:25

Stanford engineers brave the 'vomit comet' to improve astronauts' heart health

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When humans go into space, the reduced gravity can weaken the heart's ability to pump hard in response to a crisis. Stanford student researchers are developing a simple device to monitor an astronaut's heart function, and have flown in near-zero gravity to show that it works.

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Astronaut Heart Health
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Device measures heart function in near-zero gravity.

The human heart was not meant to pump in space.

Early astronauts in the Apollo program performed every conceivable physical test to ensure that they were each at the pinnacle of human fitness. And yet, when they returned to Earth after just a few days in space, they felt dizzy when standing and tests showed that each beat of their heart pumped less blood than it had before the mission.

Last modified Wed, 16 Apr, 2014 at 12:28

Scaling Products in Low-Income Markets

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Scaling Products in Low-Income Markets

March 6, 2014

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Wallenberg Theater, Wallenberg Hall

Open to the public, No RSVP required

 

 

 

Krista Donaldson - CEO at D-Rev

 

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Thursday, March 6, 2014. 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wallenberg Theater, Wallenberg Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Building 160, Stanford
Sponsors: 
CDDRL, Liberation Technology Seminar Series
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Kathleen Barcos, (650) 724-5555, kbarcos@stanford.edu
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Free

Last modified Fri, 28 Feb, 2014 at 12:10

Shedding a light on pain: A technique developed by Stanford bioengineers could lead to new treatments

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Stanford researchers have developed mice whose sensitivity to pain can be dialed up or down by shining light on their paws. The research could help scientists understand and eventually treat chronic pain in humans.

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Shedding Light on Pain
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A technique developed by Stanford scientists could lead to new treatments.

The mice in Scott Delp's lab, unlike their human counterparts, can get pain relief from the glow of a yellow light.

Last modified Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 at 10:00

Total Internal Reflection Microscopy

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Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence: TIRF Geometries for Microscopy and Spectroscopy. TIRF Applications for Cell Biology, Molecular Diagnostics, Real-time Microarrays, and Nanoengineering
 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014. 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Jordan Hall, Room 420-050
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Department of Mechanical Engineering
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juan.santiago@stanford.edu

Last modified Tue, 11 Feb, 2014 at 14:45

Stanford engineer among Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers

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Xiaolin Zheng, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, is cited for her work developing peel-and-stick solar panels.

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A Leading Global Thinker
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Foreign Policy cites Xiaolin Zheng for her work on peel-and-stick solar panels.

Xiaolin Zheng, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers for her work developing “solar stickers,” flexible, decal-like solar panels that can be peeled off like Band-Aids and stuck to virtually any surface, from papers to window panes. 

Last modified Fri, 10 Jan, 2014 at 10:50

Letter from the Dean

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Stanford engineers have always tackled the biggest challenges, and the past academic year was no exception.

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New Directions

Stanford Engineering Dean Jim Plummer

Last modified Wed, 18 Dec, 2013 at 11:35

Stanford Engineering Year in Review

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Stanford engineers are driven to change the world, and 2013 was no exception. Stanford Engineering faculty and students blazed new trails in energy, nanotechnology, bioengineering, education and many other fields.

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New Directions
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Stanford engineers tackled some of the world's biggest challenges during the past academic year.

 

The Stanford School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, turning big ideas into solutions that have improved people’s lives across the globe. Our mission is to seek solutions to important global problems and educate leaders who will make the world a better place by using the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems. 

Last modified Thu, 13 Mar, 2014 at 15:24

Stanford School of Engineering names new engineering heroes

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A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.

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New Heroes Announced
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Nobel Prize winner, Google founders, the first U.S. woman in space are among those honored.

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.

Last modified Wed, 4 Dec, 2013 at 11:48