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Jun 12 2020 | Stanford Earth Awards, Fellow, Stanford, Students
Weathering the stresses of a pandemic that sent students to a foreign online learning environment followed by police brutality and systemic racism, 2020 graduates of the School of Earth Energy & Environmental Sciences (Stanford Earth) are a resilient bunch. In a virtual recognition of their...
May 11 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
A Stanford research team has developed a way to boost the effectiveness of the insulin injections people with diabetes routinely take to control their blood sugar.
Apr 8 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Viruses that jump from animals to people, like the one responsible for COVID-19, will likely become more common as people continue to transform natural habitats into agricultural land, according to a new Stanford study.
Mar 20 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new device for connecting the brain directly to silicon-based technologies. While brain-machine interface devices already exist – and are used for prosthetics, disease treatment and brain research – this latest device can record more data while...
Jan 20 2020 | Stanford News Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Australians desperate for solutions to raging wildfires might find them 8,000 miles away, where a new Stanford-led study proposes ways of overcoming barriers to prescribed burns – fires purposefully set under controlled conditions to clear ground fuels. The paper, published Jan. 20 in Nature...
Jan 15 2020 | Stanford Engineering Fellow, Research, Stanford, Students
Electronics are showing up everywhere: on our laps, in pockets and purses and, increasingly, snuggled up against our skin or sewed into our clothing. But the adoption of wearable electronics has so far been limited by their need to derive power from bulky, rigid batteries that reduce comfort and...
Jan 10 2020 | VPGE News Announcement, Education, Fellow, Stanford, Students, VPGE
The 2020 Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships (SIGF) application is now open. SIGF awards doctoral students engaging in interdisciplinary research. This three-year fellowship supports the cutting-edge pursuits of questions that cross the boundaries of singular disciplines. Get your...
Oct 15 2019 | Stanford News Education, Fellow, Stanford, Students
One by one, the students inched toward the edge, steeled themselves for what they were about to do, then stepped into empty space. As a rope caught them and they swung out into the air in the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center’s climbing gym, their instructors hoped to impart a...
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 6 2019 | Stanford Earth Fellow, Research, Stanford
No drug can cure a paradox. That basic truth is at the heart of a new Stanford-led study highlighting how poverty traps make it impossible to eradicate a potentially deadly disease with current approaches.

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