A group of aspiring entrepreneurs represented Stanford this past week in the third annual StartupBus competition. Working in two teams, the students had 74 hours to brainstorm, develop and launch a start-up while traveling by bus from Stanford to Austin, Texas, before presenting their concepts to a professional panel at the SXSW Interactive Conference.
Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine Philip Pizzo is this year’s recipient of the John Howland Award, the top award given by the American Pediatric Society.
University technology departments are currently considering improvements to core Stanford web services, including Zimbra, Axess and Coursework.
“The Startup Workshop: Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital” is a course which will be featured for the first time this winter quarter. The course, which is currently accepting applications, will bring in 10 prominent investors from Silicon Valley to serve as guest lecturers and is currently offered through the Department of Management Science and Engineering and the School of Engineering.
A team of Stanford earth science researchers has pioneered the “amorphous diamond,” a new carbon material as hard as diamond but lacking its crystalline structure.