Teaching and Students

whooper swans in flight / Gertjan Hooijer/Shutterstock

Stanford engineers find secret to steady drone cameras in swan necks

By solving how whooper swans keep their heads steady during flapping flight, Stanford engineers have developed a camera suspension system that could allow drones to produce crisper video images.  

Stanford FEED Collaborative

Stanford FEED Collaborative applies design thinking to food system

Sustainability promoted from local farms through distributors to consumers.

display of the three books in the summer reading program / L.A. Cicero

Resilience is the theme of Stanford's summer reading program for incoming students

Members of the Class of 2019 are reading books selected by President John Hennessy. The Three Books program serves as an intellectual springboard for freshmen and transfer students.

Swinging pendulum

Stanford research shows how to improve students' critical thinking about scientific evidence

Physicists at Stanford and the University of British Columbia have found that encouraging students to repeatedly make decisions about data collected during introductory lab courses improves their critical thinking skills.

Nicole Sunahara

Stanford prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary

The university community will be invited to celebrate Stanford's 125th anniversary beginning this fall. Nicole Sunahara, who heads the 125th anniversary office, invites campus departments and programs to collaborate on the upcoming celebrations.

4 students who received energy innovation grants

Student teams win grants to commercialize Stanford energy inventions

Building on the success of its first year, the Innovation Transfer Program at the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is financially supporting 11 new teams comprised mostly of Stanford students and recent graduates trying to put university research to work.

Student demonstrating robot's skills/ Photo: Kurt Hickman

Robo pingpong: Stanford students design, 'teach' robots to play

After learning new software and programming languages, Stanford students in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have an opportunity to choose a creative task and design a robot to perform the task for demonstration.  

Noel Coward play

Stanford Repertory Theater presents the wide range of Noël Coward

Summer is the season for SRT's annual festival devoted to a single artist, but Coward may very well count as several.

Golden and Firestone medals /  Courtesy Undergraduate Advising and Research

Graduating seniors awarded 2015 Firestone and Golden medals, Kennedy Thesis Prize

Graduating seniors recently received the 2015 Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts, and the David M. Kennedy Honors Thesis Prize for their undergraduate capstone projects.

Injured football player

Study of Stanford student-athletes provides new insights into injury impacts

By tracking athletes' health with electronic medical records, Stanford researchers deliver a more comprehensive picture of the lingering effects of certain injuries.

view of McMurtry Building / L.A. Cicero

Stanford art and art history faculty, staff making plans for the McMurtry Building

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the new interdisciplinary arts hub is expected to house a hive of activity.

Susan Fleischmann

Community Standards office director reflects on her first year at Stanford

The Honor Code articulates Stanford's expectations of students and faculty in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in academic work.

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Fulbright Program awards grants to Stanford doctoral candidates, alumni and graduating seniors

Stanford's 2015 Cuthbertson, Dinkelspiel and Gores awards honor librarian, faculty and PhD students

University Librarian Michael Keller, three members of the faculty and two doctoral candidates will receive awards on June 14 at the 124th Commencement Ceremony for their outstanding contributions to Stanford.

members of the Stanford Conductorless Orchestra / Allison Semrad

Stanford student group reshapes music-making hierarchy

Twenty-four musicians experiment with collaborative leadership in their new conductorless ensemble, SCOr.