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Stanford submits final NYC proposal

Stanford University submitted its proposal today to build a $2.5 billion, 1.9 million square-foot graduate school of applied sciences and engineering in New York City. If the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) selects Stanford’s proposal, the city will grant the University land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million to develop its campus over the next 30 years.

Researchers develop light-responsive heart cells

Stanford researchers announced the development of heart cells that can be paced with a light technology known as “optogenics” in a study published last week. The researchers, including lead author, postdoctoral scholar and doctoral candidate in bioengineering Oscar Abilez, described the ramifications of their invention in a press release by the Schools of Medicine and…

Alumni flock to see Stanford professors at eDay

There was no shortage of bright minds at the School of Engineering’s 11th annual eDay, which brought over 500 alumni and family members back to campus on July 17 to take classes on this year’s theme of “Techxtravaganza.” A number of Stanford professors and Marissa Mayer ’97, M.S. ’99, the keynote speaker and vice president of Search Products and User Experience at Google, taught the “Techxtravaganza” classes, which drew upon this year’s focus on electrical engineering and computer science.