Sheri Sheppard, a Stanford professor of mechanical engineering, has been named U.S. Professor of the Year for doctoral and research universities.
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.