For the third year in a row, Stanford received an A- in the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s annual Green Report Card, earning it an “Overall College Sustainability Leader” designation. The report card reflects a surge in sustainability initiatives on campus, but both the administration and student leaders believe there is much room for improvement.
Until recently, the precarious first moments of an embryo’s development have been a mystery to doctors and scientists. A team of Stanford researchers, led by obstetrics and gynecology Prof. Renee Reijo Pera, recently managed to film early embryonic development, thus discovering more accurate ways to predict the success of an embryo developing into a child.
Students find a number of faults in the first campus-wide earthquake evacuation drill on Oct. 7.
Stanford environmental engineering researchers pave the way for self-sufficient wastewater treatment plants, inspired by a grad student’s doctoral thesis.
The University’s Office of Emergency Management is preparing an earthquake drill involving all 16,000 students.
Crothers Memorial Hall joins the ranks of themed dorms this year as a “global citizenship”-focused dorm. It aims to foster a community of students interested in global issues and, according to its website, help its residents “reflect upon, and engage with, key challenges of globalization and interdependence.”
Sinclair, set to become the director of the Bing Overseas Studies Program in September, is particularly invested in making overseas studies more accessible to science and engineering students.
Stanford scientists have teamed up with NASA to design a satellite that observes the sun and its effects on the earth. The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is part of NASA’s “Living With a Star” program and aims to understand how the sun affects our life and environment.