Winter Quarter 2018

Perspectives in Assistive Technology


David L. Jaffe, MS
Thornton Center Classroom 110
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:50pm

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Call for Course and Project Support

Course Support

Funding support in any amount to further the course's teaching mission is always welcomed. Monetary gifts support approved project expenses, administrative costs, honoraria for guest lecturers, and the end-of-term celebration.

Project Support

Support for student projects is needed. A monetary gift of $5000 per project supports approved project expenses, administrative costs, and honoraria for speakers. Contributions of lesser amounts will also be considered.

Company Benefits

Companies are encouraged to support the course and to suggest student projects. The benefits of involvement include opportunities to:

  • work with a team of bright Stanford students on a project that you have suggested
  • participate in the training of new engineers
  • increase the visibility of your company on campus
  • make progress on lower priority projects inexpensively
  • try a new way of looking at and solving problems
  • influence a future product design through the students' efforts
  • attend the final student project presentation
  • receive a copy of the students' final project report
  • gain access to and assess the qualities and capabilities of students for recruitment and prospective hiring

Donor Letter

Monetary gifts must be accompanied by a signed donor letter addressed to:

Professor Drew Nelson
Stanford University - MC4021
Mechanical Engineering Design Group
416 Escondido Mall, Room 114
Stanford, CA  94305-2203


Checks must be made out to Stanford University and include Gift in the memo field. Furthermore, the person who signs the donor letter must be the individual who writes the check or is a representative of the entity (company or organization) who writes the check - the same name and entity must appear on both the check and donor letter.

Credit or Purchase Cards

Support via a credit or purchase card can be accomplished by visiting the Mechanical Engineering Make a Gift webpage. Click on the big red rectangle, "Support Stanford / Make a Gift". Under "I Want to Support", change "Engineering Fund" to "Engineering Other". In the "Special Instructions / Other Designation" field, type GENUC : Assistive Technology Course Gift.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the course and thank you for your willingness to support the course or a student project.

David L. Jaffe, MS
dljaffe -at-

Updated 08/31/2017

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