Dressed in black, the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (LSJUMB) walked slowly toward the Claw, holding a wooden casket containing a lifeless stuffed bear. The band members were on their way to the Bearial, a funeral for the Cal bear mascot, Oski.
A team of researchers from Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has developed a self-healing battery electrode, the first of its kind for lithium ion batteries.
The self-renewing battery contains a silicon electrode that is protected by a stretchy polymer, which not only holds the battery together but also fills in the tiny cracks that may develop during battery operation, essentially allowing the battery to heal itself.
The Palo Alto City Council voted unanimously Monday night to allocate funds for police officers in the city to wear body-mounted video cameras. Nine officers will pilot the camera technology, designed to collect video evidence when officers are away from their vehicles.
Over the last five years, the percentage of undergraduate engineering majors at Stanford has risen from 20 percent to 38 percent thanks to a change in curriculum and an increased focus on interdisciplinary studies.
The growth has been increasing every year, with computer science (CS)—which tripled in size—and product design seeing the largest increases and bioengineering—which was only offered as an undergraduate major starting five years ago—also growing, said Dean of the School of Engineering Jim Plummer M.S. ‘67 Ph.D. ‘71 in an email statement.
Nadeem Hussain ‘90, dean of Freshman-Sophomore College (FroSoCo) and associate professor of philosophy, was recently appointed the senior associate vice provost of residential affairs where he will coordinate programming in undergraduate residences.
The Daily sat down with Hussain to discuss future plans and goals for Stanford’s residential program.
The Treehouse has been improving its dining experience with a new seating area dubbed “The Cardinal Zone” and a more streamlined digital ordering system.
Ray Klein, owner and operator of the Treehouse, the Coffee House (CoHo) and Stanford Student Enterprises, said that months ago he expressed interest in taking over the vacant space next to the Treehouse that had most recently housed a Verizon store.