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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...
Sep 23 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
Fifty years ago, communities across America began efforts to make school districts more racially integrated, believing it would ease racial disparities in students’ educational opportunities. But new evidence shows that while racial segregation within a district is a very strong predictor of...
Aug 26 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
Hope has been restored for the rechargeable lithium metal battery – a potential battery powerhouse relegated for decades to the laboratory by its short life expectancy and occasional fiery demise while its rechargeable sibling, the lithium-ion battery, now rakes in more than $30 billion a year.
Jul 3 2019 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford
What’s good for one is not always best for all. Solitary wind turbines produce the most power when pointing directly into the wind. But when tightly packed lines of turbines face the wind on wind farms, wakes from upstream generators can interfere with those downstream. Like a speedboat slowed by...
Jun 27 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford
Recently, some prominent men in science have publicly declared they wouldn’t attend scientific meetings that don’t adequately represent women, but a new study suggests the problem isn’t just representation – women also don’t participate at the same level as men, even when they are well represented.
Jun 17 2019 | Stanford Earth Fellow, Stanford, Students
The challenges facing humanity today – rising demands for energy, water, food, and livable land in the wake of a steadily growing global population – are critical. At a diploma ceremony June 16, Dean Stephan Graham told graduates of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford...
Apr 18 2019 | Stanford News Fellow, Stanford, Students
A new graduate student initiative wants to combat the scourge of misinformation around science topics, such as climate change, by teaching communication skills to scientists. The initiative, called Scientists Speak Up, is sponsored this quarter by Stanford Bioscience Student Association.
Feb 19 2019 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
Electronic computing was born in the form of massive machines in air-conditioned rooms, migrated to desktops and laptops, and lives today in tiny devices like watches and smartphones.
Feb 5 2019 | The Dish Awards, Fellow, Research, Stanford
Stanford Earth graduate student Tianze Liu has received an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) from the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The award is given to promote, recognize and reward undergraduate, master’s and PhD students for quality research in the geophysical sciences. Typically, only...
Jan 28 2019 | Stanford Report Fellow, Research, Stanford
For children undergoing immunotherapy – a promising treatment for peanut allergies – uncomfortable side effects can induce anxiety, perhaps to the point of skipping doses or dropping treatment entirely. But guiding young patients to the mindset that uncomfortable side effects are a sign that...

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