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Speaking Science - Engaging and Keeping an Audience

Stanford's Alya Raphael offers straightforward, actionable tips to present your research effectively–to any audience, in any setting–in this Fellows Forum. Follow the video with the session's slides and explore more resources below. (recorded October 2015)

Last modified 09/20/2021

Design for Extreme Affordability

Want to design products and services that change the lives of the world's poorest citizens? Design for Extreme Affordability is a two-quarter, multidisciplinary, project-based course where student teams work directly with partners to devise effective yet very low-cost solutions to problems. Open to students from all Stanford schools. Officially listed as ME206a-b/OIT333-33.Enrollment is capped at 40 and is by application only. Co-sponsored by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, the Graduate School of Business and the School of Mechanical Engineering.

Last modified 08/13/2014

Science Library Software and Tutorials

The Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library has purchased campus-wide site licenses for several products. Access to all of these products is limited to current Stanford students, faculty, and staff. Whether you need help with chemical structure creation, or you want to use the powerful OriginPro graphing software, now you can use them from the comfort of your own home. If you need some guidance on how to use these or other key resources available through the Science Library, check out these tutorials.

Last modified 09/17/2021

Career Presentations Archive

BioSci Careers offers an archive of past career presentations. Explore these various presentation documents and videos to gain valuable career advice from a wide range of experts in Bioscience fields. A great opportunity to get key career tips, even if you missed the live version!

Last modified 08/25/2021

TA Training & Support

CTL offers support for graduate students and postdocs at every stage of your teaching careers, from getting started to designing your own course.

Last modified 09/21/2021

Research Alerts

Use research alerts to receive notifications when new literature is added to your specialty. Set up alerts by database; multiple-database alerts can be generated with DeepResearch and Google Scholar. 

Last modified 09/15/2021

Universal Design for Learning

The Universal Design for Learning Innovation Studio at the Schwab Learning Center focuses on integrating the leading science of how we learn into the design of learning environments. The Studio is a hub where researchers, faculty, clinicians, students, and technology developers can work together to develop new models and practices for educating all students, especially those who have been traditionally marginalized by existing methods and materials. This site has a number of resources that can help you learn more about universal design for learning, so if you find yourself in a teaching role, give it a look!  

Last modified 09/23/2021

Intro to Poll Everywhere

Curious about integrating more interactive learning strategies in the courses you teach? The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning supports a campus-wide subscription to Poll Everywhere, a web-based tool with Canvas and presentation integration that supports interactive instruction and real-time student engagement in the classroom. Learn all about how to use it in your own teaching through the CTL's website. 

Last modified 09/17/2020

On and Off Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering can make a big impact on Stanford and the local community. If you are looking to make positive change around Stanford and in the Bay Area, check out this website, compiled by Cardinal at Work. This resource provides a list of volunteer opportunities both on and off campus. Whether your interests lie with helping others in need, supporting the arts, or improving the environment, this website can help you find a way to give back.

Last modified 09/14/2021

TA Orientation

Held at the start of each quarter, the Center for Teaching and Learning's TA Orientation is a great way to start acclimating to life as a Stanford TA. Learn more about the particularities of teaching at Stanford and what resources are available from CTL, while also brushing up your knowledge of effective teaching practices, learning theory, the nuts and bolts of classroom operation, and more. In case you can't make it to the event, you'll find very informative links to video footage of previous sessions, content summaries, and related resources. Check the site for this year's dates and times. 

Last modified 09/21/2021