This is not what a Stanford education is supposed to look like, I remember thinking. It was only my third week at the University when my entire freshman dorm had marched off to the annual Fall Career Fair held in White Plaza. I wandered through its rows aimlessly, unsure of what I, without a single grade on my transcript, was meant to offer the nicely dressed recruiters, waiting eagerly for me behind their well decorated booths. The thought of my summer internship or first job had barely crossed my mind; as for me, school had just barely begun.
From developing an alternative test for colorectal cancer to researching ways to reduce greenhouse gases, many undergraduate students spend their summers contributing to professors’ research projects at the School of Engineering.
Finding answers about our role in society and searching for the sense of fulfillment Singer writes of should be a central goal of an undergraduate education. Fostering a campus culture where more students are excited to serve others, in our view, is an essential aspect of that. We, as members of the Stanford community, have the responsibility to make this happen.
We shouldn’t simply brush off humanities coterminal and master’s programs; they offer legitimate value to their students. And while nobody should study here just to stay in California a little longer, the sunshine is a nice bonus.
Eight Stanford professors were elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on Feb. 6, in recognition of their academic and professional accomplishments. Stanford’s eight elected members are the most of any university this year, bringing the University’s total faculty membership in the NAE to 80. The Daily spoke with four of the eight…
A Stanford School of Engineering research group has developed a skin-like synthetic material that heals itself in 30 minutes if torn or cut.
For the first time, Stanford engineers have engineered graphene to produce an electrical charge when bent, squeezed or twisted. The advance — the first example of piezoelectricity in a nanoscale material — has the potential to be applied across a range of industries and offer developers a dramatically expanded degree of control in nanotechnology.
A team of Stanford engineers has pioneered the use of tiny spheres of nanocrystalline-silicon to increase light absorption in solar panels.