Members of Stanford Student Robotics’ Extreme Mobility team presented Stanford Doggo earlier this month at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Stanford Doggo holds the record among all robots for vertical jumping agility, which is how fast and high the robot can jump.
Since joining the core team of Stanford’s First Generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP), I’ve been able to learn a great deal regarding the academic interests of FLI students on campus and how they change from frosh fall to senior spring. One of the main projects I worked on this fall entailed setting up a sibling…
In the introductory Mechanical Engineering class, ME 1, students have to grasp the rudiments of an engineering software known as MATLAB (short form for “matrix laboratory”). While some might enjoy the coding (which at first is significantly easier than that of its Java counterpart), MATLAB is most certainly the bane of others’ existence. On that…
COMM 281/CS 206: “Exploring Computational Journalism” is a project-based class that examines ways that artificial intelligence, data science and data visualization can be applied to journalism.
During its first meeting of Summer Quarter, the Graduate Student Council (GSC) discussed the ASSU operational budget and measures to improve funding conditions for graduate students.
Amid widespread concern about greater workplace diversity, a revamped effort to create a “Diversity in the Field” program is being taken up by Sam Feineh ’19, academics lead on the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) Executive Cabinet, with the support of faculty partners.
It may seem unlikely that studying the mechanics of concrete would inform brain research. However, Ellen Kuhl, mechanical engineering professor and head researcher for the Living Matter Lab, started out studying the molecular interactions of concrete and is now applying this understanding to the field of neuroscience, where her research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about neurological disorders.
Researchers studying breast cancer have long wondered why certain tumor cells spread dangerously while others do not grow. An unlikely field of study for cancer research, mechanical engineering, may have found an answer.