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Jun 18 2018 | Stanford News Faculty, Research, Stanford
While “find your passion” is well-intended advice, it might not be good advice. In fact, the adage so commonly advised by graduation speakers might undermine how interests actually develop, according to Stanford researchers in an upcoming paper for Psychological Science.
Jun 8 2018 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Twenty Stanford seniors, graduate students and alumni have been awarded grants to pursue special projects abroad next year with funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Jun 5 2018 | Stanford Earth Faculty, Research, Stanford
For decades, intensive groundwater pumping has caused ground beneath California’s San Joaquin Valley to sink, damaging infrastructure. Now research published in the journal Nature Communications suggests that as pumping makes the ground sink, it also unleashes an invisible threat to human health...
May 30 2018 | The Dish Awards, Fellow, Stanford, Students
The Stanford Alumni Association recently recognized undergraduate and graduate students with the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award, Class of 2018 Award of Excellence and 2018 Graduate Student Community Impact Award.
May 24 2018 | The Dish Awards, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Eight Stanford undergraduate and graduate students were recently recognized with 2018 James W. Lyons Awards for their service to the Stanford and surrounding communities through their departments, teams, clubs, residences and community projects. Award winner Tina Cheuk is a 2014 EDGE Fellow and DIF...
May 23 2018 | Stanford News Awards, Faculty, Stanford
A linguistic professor emeritus, a recent Stanford graduate, the Graduate Diversity Staff Council and the Leland Scholars Program each received a 2018 President’s Award for Excellence Through Diversity at a ceremony this week. Stanford established the awards in 2009 to recognize and honor...
May 8 2018 | Stanford News Awards, Fellow, Stanford
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a collaboration between Stanford University’s School of Engineering and Columbia Journalism School, is awarding close to $1 million in funding for 12 projects as part of the 2018-19 Magic Grants. Each year, the Brown Institute awards these grants to foster...
May 1 2018 | TED Residency Fellow, Stanford
Robot choreographer Catie Cuan studies how dance can inform the design of robot movement. She tells how engineering nuanced communication is an important development in building the machines we invite into our homes. Catie Cuan is a 2018 EDGE-STEM Fellow.
Apr 30 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
On a sunny Saturday, 51 students from Bay Area middle schools and high schools traveled to Stanford’s Mechanical Engineering building for an afternoon of engineering feats such as making an autonomous car work, building bird wings and even (hypothetically) saving the world from disease. Now in its...
Apr 23 2018 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
Fluid dynamics is not something that typically comes to mind when thinking about bitcoin. But for one Stanford physicist, the connection is as simple as stirring your coffee.