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Feb 20 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Rarely does debating politics at the family dinner table end well. But just such a heated discussion led Stanford sociology major Atlanta Rydzik to the Farm, a senior honors thesis and soon, graduate school. Rydzik remembers the exchange over Thanksgiving dinner well. It was 2014, the year Michael...
Feb 12 2020 | Stanford News Education, Stanford, Students, VPGE
At its Feb. 9-11 meeting, Stanford’s Board of Trustees heard presentations on graduate education from the new vice provost for graduate education and postdoctoral affairs, as well as a panel of deans and a panel of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. At the conclusion of the two-day...
Dec 16 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
The toll from gun violence at schools has only escalated in the 20 years since the jolting, horrific massacre at Columbine High. By December 2019, at least 245 primary and secondary schools in the United States had experienced a shooting, killing 146 people and injuring 310. Now, new Stanford-led...
Nov 29 2019 | Los Angeles Times Fellow, Research, Stanford
It is 1956. A queue of Mexican immigrants stands at a processing station in Texas, about to be admitted to the United States as part of the bracero guest worker program. They are naked, clothes in hand, waiting for a masked attendant to douse them with DDT, an insecticide whose use would be banned...
Nov 21 2019 | Stanford News Education, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Three Stanford students and one postdoctoral scholar have been selected to the first class of IF/THEN ambassadors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For the next 18 months, each will provide support and mentorship to young girls interested in pursuing STEM fields.
Oct 17 2019 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
Imagine grabbing carbon dioxide from car exhaust pipes and other sources and turning this main greenhouse gas into fuels like natural gas or propane: a sustainability dream come true. Several recent studies have shown some success in this conversion, but a novel approach from Stanford University...
Oct 10 2019 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Stanford political science PhD student Ashley Fabrizio is a recipient of the Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowship, awarded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The fellowship provides $20,000 to support her dissertation writing and research on peacebuilding and...
Oct 3 2019 | The Dish Awards, Fellow, Stanford
Sixteen Stanford graduate students are among this year’s recipients of the Siebel Scholars award. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation in Redwood City. Now in its 19th year, the award this year recognizes 93 exceptional graduate students at leading schools...
Sep 30 2019 | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment Fellow, Research, Stanford
A preventive treatment developed by Stanford researchers could greatly reduce the incidence and severity of wildfires. The approach, outlined Sept. 30 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, involves an environmentally benign gel-like fluid that helps common wildland fire retardants...
Sep 26 2019 | Stanford News Education, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Loza Tadesse and Iwnetim “Tim” Abate may have left their home country of Ethiopia to pursue engineering studies, but they haven’t forgotten their roots. The Stanford engineering PhD students returned home this past summer to share their expertise with college students and expose them to science...

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