Bioengineering

Zhenan Bao: On a Quest to Develop Artificial Skin

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A team of engineers works on a material that can flex like skin, transmit sensory data to the brain and restore a sense of touch.

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A team of engineers works on a material that can flex like skin, transmit sensory data to the brain and restore a sense of touch.

 

Stanford chemical engineering Professor Zhenan Bao has spent a decade trying to develop materials that can flex and heal like skin, and also serve as the sensor net sending touch, temperature and pain signals to the brain. In a scientific journal, Bao’s team recently demonstrated a first — a skin-like material that could detect pressure and transmit signals to nerve cells. In this video, Bao shares how her team’s research could improve our ability to monitor health and potentially add a sense of touch to prosthetic limbs.

Last modified Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 at 14:02

Manu Prakash: "You Suddenly Stumble Upon Completely New and Creative Solutions"

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Stanford bioengineers explore the inner workings of a novel mode of insect flight.

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Bioengineers explore inner workings of insect flight
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How does this beetle move along water?

How does this beetle move along water?

When Manu Prakash was a graduate student, he would often search for his thoughts during hikes through the woods in western Massachusetts. On one of these excursions, he stopped by a pond to watch water lilies blossom, and noticed a series of small ripples flash across the water.

Last modified Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 at 8:57

What Matters to Me & Why - Sidney and Persis Drell

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Common Room, Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), Old Union, 3rd Floor  Map

Open to all

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Common Room, Center for Inter-Religious Community, Learning and Experiences (CIRCLE), Old Union, 3rd Floor
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dianea1@stanford.edu
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Free, open to all

Last modified Wed, 2 Mar, 2016 at 14:44

Squishiness can indicate embryo viability

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A group of bioengineers & physicians discover that embryo 'squishing' could lead to more successful IVF pregnancies.

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Squishiness can indicate embryo viability
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A group of bioengineers & physicians discover that embryo 'squising' could lead to more successful IVF pregnancies

Selecting the right fertilized embryo for in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be as simple as choosing a ripe piece of fruit: Just give it a squeeze. If it's too firm or too soft, it might not be good. The sweet spot in between is just right.

Last modified Tue, 1 Mar, 2016 at 15:45

The economic damage from climate change may be more than you think — much more.

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Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.

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The economic damage from climate change may be more than you think — much more.
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Researchers say the cost of carbon dioxide emissions may be six times more than government estimates.

A new study calculating the economic impacts of climate change shows that the costs of carbon dioxide emissions have been underestimated. | Photo by Robert S. Donovan

Last modified Fri, 26 Feb, 2016 at 11:13

Empathic Media: The Case of Gaming

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12:00 pm, Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Building 200, Lane Hall, Rm2 (Rodriguez Lecture Hall)    Map

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bio-X Program, mediaX

Last modified Thu, 25 Feb, 2016 at 8:39

Women's Seminar, Ann Majewicz, University of Texas

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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. 

Learn To Lead, Lead to Learn

4:15pm Social | 4:30pm Seminar starts

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Friday, March 11, 2016. 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
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Sandia National Laboratories, General Motors, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, the Vice Provost of Engineering Education, and the School of Engineering Alumni Relations Progra
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Free, open to the public

Last modified Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 at 16:00

Next-Generation Wind Energy - John Dabiri

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Opportunities and Challenges for Next-Generation Wind Energy

4:30 - 6 pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Arrillaga Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center  Map

 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016. 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Arrillaga Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center

Last modified Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 at 9:28

How data analytics is going to transform all industries

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At Stanford's first Women in Data Science Conference, engineers from industry and academia discuss personalized medicine, entertainment, marketing, cybersecurity and more.

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How "data analytics is going to transform all industries"
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Women in Data Science Conference mulls transformation of industries.

Big data will have important implications for healthcare technology, including wearables | REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Last modified Tue, 23 Feb, 2016 at 10:33