Emily Cao

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Contact Information

  • Center for Design Research
    Stanford University
    424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
    Stanford, CA 94305-2206
  • ecao@stanford.edu


Emily Cao is a junior at Stanford majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Her interests include design, manufacturing, and product development, as well as teaching. In previous work, she has analyzed data for a semiconductor energy conversion firm and has developed art programs for the U.S. Arts Education Center. Her favorite classes at Stanford have been Visual Thinking (ME101), Fluids Engineering (ME70), and Solid Mechanics (ENGR14).

She joined DEL in January 2015. Her role as an undergraduate researcher on Epicenter's Fostering Innovative Generations Study (FIGS) team includes data cleaning, coding, and analysis. She continued working with DEL during the summer of 2015 through Stanford's ME Summer Undergraduate Research Institute. She is interested in researching how to increase the effectiveness of STEM education.


  • B.S. Candidate Mechanical Engineering (2017)
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