Sheri Sheppard, a Stanford professor of mechanical engineering, has been named U.S. Professor of the Year for doctoral and research universities.
Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.
W.E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in developing microscopy techniques to view molecular processes in real time.
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde’s contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.
I’ve recently been impressed by the way that some of my friends have been not only exploring new things, but also pursuing their passions by creating art, designing and engineering products, and writing code. I want to jump off of my previous post to talk some great ways that you can go beyond the bounds of the classroom and dive into a topic or project that you care about in whatever field you’re interested in.
The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in original research.