Teaching and Students

students on an assembly line packaging meals / Kurt Hickman

Stanford students package 63,000 meals for the hungry during New Student Orientation

Event introduces freshmen and transfer students to public service as a distinctive feature of a Stanford education.  

student Meghan Shea diving with jellyfish in the Pacific / Meghan Shea

Stanford students spend summer seeking environmental solutions

A unique grant program provides mentorship for students doing solutions-oriented environmental fieldwork around the world and vital research assistance for faculty.

Stanford releases results of campus climate survey of students

Results of a campus climate survey taken by undergraduate and graduate students in spring 2015 show Stanford has "much more work to do in battling sexual assault and misconduct," President John Hennessy said.

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Stanford, other institutions to offer new 'Coalition Application'

The coalition's goal is to recast the admission process, broaden access and encourage a "college-going mindset" for all students beginning their freshman year in high school.

Graduate student Yiyang Li and undergraduate Sophie Meyer in the lab / Norbert von der Groeben

Battery experiments highlight Stanford's dual mission of teaching and research

Teaching and research come together when a PhD student guides an undergraduate through two years of tests that confound two decades of assumptions on lithium-ion battery design.

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Stanford explores the future of higher education and teaching during the 2015-16 Year of Learning

Stanford will explore the art and science of teaching and learning in 2015-16 with the Year of Learning initiative. To kick off the Year of Learning, innovative Stanford faculty will share their techniques and projects at the Great Teaching Showcase event on Oct. 2.

Stanford provost announces Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate Education

The program recognizes faculty for extraordinary contributions to undergraduate education.

New design for the Tree / Photo: Kurt Hickman

Stanford Band debuts new weeping willow Tree design

Sarah Young, this year's Tree, has created a weeping willow design for her mascot costume. Like Trees before her, she made the costume herself. Videographer Kurt Hickman chronicles the process of becoming the Tree.  

University President John Hennessy at lectern, with faculty on stage, at Stanford's 125th Opening Convocation / L.A. Cicero

Convocation: What it means to be part of Stanford

Drawing on inspiration from some of the world's greatest leaders and thinkers, Stanford President John Hennessy urged incoming students to open their minds, expand their horizons and follow their passions during their time at Stanford.    

Young man helping a small boy with his school work. / Photo: Joy Leighton

Stanford launches initiative to strengthen commitment to public service

A new initiative, Cardinal Service, builds on the university's longstanding commitment to public service by elevating and expanding opportunities to weave service more deeply into the distinctive identity and culture of the Stanford student experience.

Orientation volunteers hold signs to welcome new students to campus / L.A. Cicero

Stanford to welcome 1,737 freshmen and transfer students on Tuesday

Stanford's incoming students all have a bit of acclimating to do, which is what the six days of New Student Orientation are all about.

DCI Fellow Kate Jerome walking in Quad arcade / L.A. Cicero

Charting new intellectual, personal pathways at Stanford

The first cohort of fellows in Stanford's Distinguished Careers Institute described the program as invigorating, exciting and enriching, and "a real gift."

Letter from President John Hennessy and Provost John Etchemendy to students, faculty and staff announcing launch of OpenXChange initiative

The goal of the year-long initiative is to strengthen the Stanford community through purposeful engagement.

Farouk Dey / L.A. Cicero

BEAM, Stanford Career Education, reflects new focus on connections and meaningful work

Career educators at BEAM connect with students – undergraduates as well as graduate students – to help them explore career paths, identify and apply for opportunities, and cultivate personalized networks that shape their professional journeys.

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.