As we approach the 2016 Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) elections, students will have the opportunity to vote on a student body Executive, a Senate, class presidents, special fees for student groups and referenda to express the student body’s opinion. Over the course of the ASSU’s 100-year history, each of the ASSU’s branches has…
With the increased prevalence of commercial drones, researchers at Stanford University are working with NASA to develop a drone traffic-management system in which drones will have a greater awareness of their surroundings and will communicate with other drones in order to avoid collisions.
A new pilot program aims to take students out of the classroom and into the fields. After taking ECON 121: Social Science Field Research Methods and Applications in the Spring, student spent three weeks in Puebla, Mexico to conduct field research on whether providing information on a household’s’ electricity bill and simple methods to reduce energy consumption would lead to a decreased energy bill for a house.
Stanford researchers have concluded that MOOCs (massive open online courses) haven’t quite been the revolutionary change in education for which they had hoped. Completion rates are low, and classes can be too difficult. In addition, instead of providing students in developing countries a path to education, the majority of online students are men from industrialized countries.
A fire was reported in the southeast section of Maples Pavilion on Campus Drive at approximately 2:15 p.m on Monday through Stanford’s AlertSU system. The fire has been reportedly put out, and no flames or smoke are visible outside the building. Fire units have departed the scene.
Stanford Law Professor Robert MacCoun is endorsing a new scientific approach to minimize bias in studies: blind analysis, where scientists don’t know the results of their research until they’ve completed the study. This ensures researches will make decisions without knowing whether or not they will help or thwart a hypothesis, reducing confirmation bias.
Stanford Health Care announced that its CEO and president, Amir Dan Rubin, will be leaving the organization at the end of the year to join UnitedHealth Group’s Optum health service platform as executive vice president.
Stanford researchers have redesigned the hepatitis B virus so that it is invisible to the immune system and can target certain cells without delivering an infectious payload. This report was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering James Swartz, who led the report, hopes his findings will advance targeted drug delivery.