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Ken Goodson: How the School of Engineering is taking on COVID-19

A School of Engineering senior associate dean discusses the myriad ways his colleagues throughout the school are discovering new — and often surprising — approaches to combating COVID-19.

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Stanford Engineering faculty are working to find novel approaches to a novel challenge. | Adobe Stock/Zubada

Stanford Engineering is renowned for its interdisciplinary approach to just about any challenge facing the world today.

That includes fighting COVID-19. From the very beginning of the pandemic, faculty have worked across the school’s many departments and institutes — as well as Stanford’s schools, including the School of Medicine — to come up with novel approaches to a novel challenge. In this presentation, Ken Goodson, a professor of mechanical engineering and the school’s senior associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, highlights just a few of his colleagues’ COVID-19-related efforts. Watch now, and learn more about some of these projects here.