When I first heard that some classes at Stanford are graded on a curve, I imagined cutthroat competition, peers who hoped for others to struggle so they could gain an advantage. Turns out the dystopian planet I feared was the complete opposite of reality; the Stanford world has continued to amaze me with the culture of peer support and collaboration that flourishes here.
Stanford scientists have developed a new circuit board modeled on the human brain, possibly opening up new frontiers in robotics and computing.
Manu Prakash won a contest to develop the 21st-century chemistry set. His version, based on a toy music box, is small, robust, programmable and costs $5. It can inspire young scientists and also address developing-world problems such as water quality and health.
After weeks of lectures, students in ME 210, Introduction to Mechatronics, face a final project like none other: Build a robot from scratch and put it to battle.
Our student guides take you through the Stanford Product Realization Lab, a hot spot of creativity on campus.
A team made of Stanford students have created Luminos, a lightweight, teardrop-shaped car, which is topped with solar panels that generate all the electricity the car needs to run. Here, the team is testing the car on Stanford streets before taking it to Australia for a 2,000-mile race across the outback.