Mechanical Engineering

Lessons in leadership from a 92-year-old product designer

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Barbara Beskind discusses the importance of observing, listening, trusting, and learning from mistakes

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Barbara Beskind discusses the importance of observing, listening, trusting, and learning from mistakes

Barbara Beskind | Courtesy IDEO

Last modified Thu, 10 Mar, 2016 at 8:18

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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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

On the road to a safer driving experience

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By testing the physical limits of speeding cars, a group of engineers hope to develop safer autonomous driving systems.

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Engineers test autonomous car algorithms in the quest for safer driving.

Shelley, Stanford's autonomous Audi TTS, on the track at Thunderhill Raceway north of Sacramento, California. | Stanford News Service/Steve Fyffe

        

When Stanford's autonomous car Shelley nears speeds of 120 mph as it tears around a racetrack without a driver, observers' natural inclinations are to exchange high-fives or simply mouth, "wow."

Last modified Wed, 9 Mar, 2016 at 13:54

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
Sponsors: 
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

Women's Seminar - Barbara Karanian, Founder, Design Entrepreneuring Studio

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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

The seminars are every Thursday, January 7 - March 10, 2016

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Thursday, March 3, 2016. 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Sponsors: 
Sandia National Laboratories, General Motors, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, the Vice Provost of Engineering Education, and the School of Engineering Alumni Relations Progra
Admission: 
Free, open to the public

Last modified Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 at 13:59

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

A Conversation with Mark Fields, Ford President and CEO

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Introduction by Professor Sheri Sheppard

Burton J. and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education and Professor of Mechanical Engineering

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016
d.School Atrium  Map
Limited capacity

 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016. 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: 
d.school, Stanford
Sponsors: 
Center for Automotive Research, The REVS Program at Stanford
Admission: 
Limited capacity

Last modified Fri, 19 Feb, 2016 at 16:05

Women's Seminar, Anette Hosoi, MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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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

The seminars are every Thursday, January 7 - March 10, 2016

Date/Time: 
Thursday, February 25, 2016. 4:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Sponsors: 
Sandia National Laboratories, General Motors, AT&T, Lockheed Martin, the Vice Provost of Engineering Education, and the School of Engineering Alumni Relations Progra
Admission: 
Free, open to the public

Last modified Mon, 22 Feb, 2016 at 15:48