At a glance

Terman Engineering Library

Student resources

Study spaces

There are many solo and group study spaces and conference rooms in the Science and Engineering Quad.  In the Huang Engineering Center, you can check conference room availability by scanning your smart phone over the Quick Response (QR) code posted outside each conference room.  If the room is not booked for a meeting or class, you are free to use the room.

If you don't already use QR codes, you'll need to install a QR reader app on your phone. The type of reader depends on what operating system your phone uses. The app "stores" for all major smart phones offer many of these for free.

To check for vacant spaces further in advance, follow these instructions.

First, locate an available room by going to the SEQ booking system

The Quick Search box is on the left side of the page. In the Search Locations box type the building name (e.g. Huang) and then click GO.

  • AVAILABILITY tab (default) when during the day the room is booked or available 
  • LIST tab shows the seating and equipment in each room
  • CALENDAR tab shows when the room is booked on a specific date

Be aware that if another group has reserved the room, you will need to leave on time so that they can have it when their scheduled time begins.

Common courtesy applies to these rooms:

  • Dispose of your trash.
  • Leave the room as you found it, with all chairs and equipment in its original place.
  • Relinquish the rooms to faculty and staff who have booked them for seminars and meetings.

Writing and presentation assistance

The Technical Communication Program (TCP) offers individual consulting, courses, and tutorial support for writing dissertations, grant proposals, oral presentations and courses designed to fulfilled the University's "Writing in the Major" requirement.  The services of TCP are primarily designed for students in engineering, but attract students from a wide range of disciplines, including the sciences, mathematics, medicine, social sciences, and business. TCP welcomes interested students from across the University!  The Technical Communication Program offices are located in the Huang Engineering Center, terrace level.  Students can request appointments on-line or sign up for courses. 

Labs, shops and maker spaces

Product Realization Lab

The Product Realization Lab maintains several labs for metal, wood, fabric and synthetic design and fabrication. Open to all current Stanford students. Facilities cater to varying levels of expertise. Faculty and staff whose work coincides with the Lab's teaching mission are also eligible to use the facilities of the Lab with approval by the lab's Directors.

Building 610 (447 Santa Teresa)

  • Machine shop
  • Wood shop
  • Foundry and welding shop
  • CAD loft

Room 36 (Huang Engineering Center, 475 Via Ortega)

  • 3D printer
  • Electronics testing equipment
  • Open table space
  • Fabric and wood working tools
  • Decal and sign maker
  • Fabrication materials in stock

For complete information on equipment, tools, operating hours, fees and training requirements, please visit the Product Realization Lab website.

Varian Physics Machine Shop

Facilities for students include:

  • 2-axis CNC mill
  • manual mills
  • manual lathes
  • drill presses
  • sheet metal shear, bender, roller, and numerous punches.

Anyone wishing to use this student shop needs to complete a shop course.  For more details and contact information, please visit the Varian Physics Machine Shop website.