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In early 2015, Stanford Engineering formed a committee and asked them two strategic questions: In what areas can the School of Engineering make significant world‐changing impact, and how should the school be configured to address the major opportunities and challenges of the future? 

The committee emerged with a vision for the future of the school across three critical areas: Research, Education and Culture. Learn where Stanford School of Engineering goes from here.

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About SoE-Future

From the buildings we live in and the cars we drive, to the energy we use and the information technology we rely on to communicate, do business ...

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The Impact

The Stanford Engineering Future committee received dozens of recommendations and ideas, which were organized around 10 grand challenges where engineering can have an impact.

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Tackling the challenges of the 21st century requires an approach to problem solving that focuses on the creation and integration of knowledge across traditional disciplines. 


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Educating the next generation of engineers is at the core of our mission, and preparing challenges of the 21st century compels us to think about both what we teach and how we teach it. 


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White Papers

Where do we want to be in 20 years and how do we get there? A look at the dozens of recommendations and ideas under consideration about the future of Stanford Engineering.


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Stanford Engineering prizes problem solving, creativity, entrepreneurship, and adaptation to change. We will build on these core values by diversifying our student body...