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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Three years ago, Sohan Dharmaraja was a Stanford engineering doctoral candidate in search of his next project when he visited the Stanford Office of Accessible Education, which helps blind and visually challenged students successfully navigate the world of higher education. He was getting ready to...
Friday, February 6, 2015
Sindy Tang awarded NSF CAREER Award.  Her group will be studying transport pheonomena in concentrated emulsions for applications in dorplet microfluidics.  The targeted broader impacts include accelerated screening of antibiotics, which may support patient-specific treatments, and after-school...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Progress by Chris Gerdes and his students on vehicle control at the limits of handling were featured in a very compelling way on CNN last week
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Stanford educators have designed a do-it-yourself kit that gives online learners hands-on experience by bringing haptics into virtual classrooms. Haptics refers to the sense of touch. The hands-on teaching tool is called Hapkit. Hapkit has a sensor, motor and controller board that can be programmed...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
It's easy to look at a bird and deduce that it flies by flapping its wings, but understanding exactly how a bird generates lift has long eluded scientists. Now engineers at Stanford have developed a device that precisely and humanely measures the forces generated by a bird's wings while in flight....
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Stanford University's Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy have awarded eight seed grants totaling about $1.5 million for promising new research in clean technology and energy efficiency.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The well-used delivery truck came with seats for two. Now it needed sturdy, safe seats for three people and a dog. And the passenger seat had to be removable so mechanics could maintain and repair the engine. That's just one of dozens of design challenges that must be solved by Stanford students in...
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Professor and professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as a U.S. Science Envoy. Majumdar was cited for expertise in energy, climate change and innovation, and will focus on interactions with Poland and the Baltic Region. He joins three other scientists who...
Monday, December 1, 2014
A mechanical engineering professor praised "for serving as a trailblazing role model for women in engineering," and a campus center lauded "for fostering a strong and diverse LGBT community" will each receive a 2014 President's Award for Excellence Through Diversity. The awards were established in...

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