The best way to learn science is to actually do it. Students in the School of Earth Science’s Wrigley Field Program in Hawaii spend the quarter measuring vegetation, coral reefs and volcanoes to understand the dynamics of one of the planet’s most interesting ecosystems.
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.
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.
Award-winning novelist, Stanford Professor Richard Powers Finds Inspiration in Teaching, Tech and Trees
In 11 novels, including his latest, Orfeo, Richard Powers repeatedly demonstrates the often-unexpected intersections between the humanities and sciences.
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.