Stanford is a rarity as one of eight universities in the United States with strong ties between its medical and engineering schools, with hundreds of pieces of research resulting from the collaboration. Officials from the School of Engineering and the School of Medicine said that this collaboration is largely grass roots, springing out of faculty familiarity and mutual interests.
Stanford electrical engineering and statistics professor Thomas Cover M.S. ’61 Ph.D. ’64 died March 26 at Stanford Hospital. He was 73.
The David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation — the result of a $30 million gift to the Stanford School of Engineering and the Columbia School of Journalism (J-School) from former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — will be up and running on both campuses by the start of the 2012-13 academic year.
After Stanford withdrew from the competition for a tech campus in New York, administrators and faculty maintain that the $3 million Stanford spent on the proposal was not wasted, and that Stanford gained much valuable experience from the venture.
In spite of Stanford’s decision to withdraw its application from the competition to build an applied science campus in New York City, the University’s partnership with the City College of New York (CCNY) will “absolutely continue,” according to a recent University press release, which also stated the two schools would be “moving forward with a joint development of an undergraduate curriculum in entrepreneurship.”
Stanford researchers recently developed a computer model capable of both analyzing microscopic breast cancer images and offering patients a prognosis with unprecedented accuracy and consistency.
Researchers in the School of Engineering recently developed a new, ultrafast nanoscale light-emitting diode (LED) with the potential to transmit data using far less energy than other data transmission devices. The new LED is able to transmit data at 10 billion bits per second. Jelena Vuckovic, an associate professor of electrical engineering, and Gary Shambat, a doctoral candidate in electrical engineering, were the lead researchers in developing the device.
Data collected by the Career Development Center (CDC) showed that students earning bachelor’s degrees in 2011 from the School of Humanities and Sciences received an average starting salary of $54,951, while School of Engineering graduates received $72,148 on average.