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Biodesign program forges connections between doctors, engineers

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.

CCNY partnership will ‘absolutely continue’

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.”

Engineers develop low-energy diodes

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.