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  • Study Reports Stanford Alumni Create Nearly $3 trillion in Economic Impact
    study report Students developing a product use case scenario as part of an entrepreneurship class Courtesy Stanford Technology Ventures Program Based on results of that survey the professors estimate that Stanford alumni and faculty have created 39 900 companies since the 1930s which if gathered collectively into an independent nation would constitute the world s 10th largest economy Stanford s history is one of pioneering innovations in research transferring discoveries to the broader community and educating tomorrow s leaders and entrepreneurs said Stanford President John L Hennessy As this study illustrates our faculty students and alumni have had and will continue to have a tremendous impact on the global economy and on improving people s lives Companies founded by Stanford alumni include tech giants like Google Hewlett Packard and Cisco Systems that form the backbone of Silicon Valley as well as a continuing stream of startups that feed the region s innovation pipeline and contribute to its robust economy The people research and ideas of Stanford Engineering have been a catalyst for some of the world s best known companies said James D Plummer the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering and the John M Fluke Professor of Electrical Engineering While the findings of the Stanford Innovation Survey are a tribute to the successful entrepreneurial legacy of our community they also provide an inspiration for our students researchers and faculty to fulfill the full promise of science and technology to be the drivers of economic and societal prosperity in the 21st century Although Stanford is best known for its contributions to Silicon Valley the university s stretches beyond high technology to include automaker Tesla Motors financial companies like Charles Schwab and widely recognized consumer brands like Gap Nike Netflix and Trader Joe s Stanford has been the wellspring of some of the most enduring companies of our time said Roelof Botha a partner at Sequoia Capital which funded the study It s been our privilege to partner with alumni like Larry Sergey Jerry David Sandy Len James Jen Hsun Reid and Trip and we will continue to look to Stanford to nurture the next generation of legendary founders In addition to quantifying Stanford s economic impact the report examines Stanford s role in fostering entrepreneurship and describes how the university creates an ecosystem that encourages creativity and entrepreneurship across schools and disciplines It also includes a look at the rise of social innovation at the university estimating that in addition to 39 900 for profit organizations graduates and faculty have created more than 30 000 non profit organizations Among the best known of these is Kiva a microfinance organization The Special Olympics and Acumen Fund which supports entrepreneurs in developing economies Multidisciplinary learning management knowledge and leadership skills are highly relevant to an ever increasing diversity of organizations that strive to solve systemic global problems like health care delivery public education and sustainable development said Garth Saloner Philip H Knight Professor and Dean of the Graduate School

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  • Stanford engineers develop a wireless, fully implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice
    be learned through optogenetics People have successfully investigated a range of scientific questions including how to relieve tremors in Parkinson s disease the function of neurons that convey pain and possible treatments for stroke However addressing issues with a social component like depression or anxiety or that involve mazes and other types of complex movement is more challenging when the mouse is tethered Poon had made a name for herself creating miniature implantable wirelessly powered devices Although that capability was badly needed in the optogenetics world Poon didn t know it until she attended a neural engineering workshop that brought together faculty from neurosciences and engineering At that event Poon met Logan Grosenick who was a graduate student from the lab of Karl Deisseroth a Stanford professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences who invented optogenetics But Grosenick didn t have time to lead a collaboration Through follow up conversations Poon eventually met graduate student Kate Montgomery who was working in the lab of Scott Delp professor of bioengineering and of mechanical engineering and collaborating with Deisseroth Since then our labs have established a lasting scientific relationship said Montgomery who has an interdisciplinary fellowship through Stanford Bio X She and graduate student Alexander Yeh who worked in Poon s lab were co first authors on the research paper Before a new wave of tinfoil hat designs takes over the Internet it is important to clarify one point Optogenetics only works on nerves that have been carefully prepared to contain the proteins that respond to light In the lab scientists either breed mice to contain those proteins in select groups of nerves or they carefully and painstakingly inject viruses carrying the protein DNA into nerves the size of dental floss Shining a light whether through a fiber optic cable or a wireless device on neurons that haven t been prepared has no effect Powering up Poon said that developing the tiny device to deliver light was the easy part She and her colleagues developed that and had it working a few months after the workshop What was hard was figuring out how to power it over a large area without compromising power efficiency In behavioral experiments the mouse would be moving all around and the researchers needed a way of tracking that movement to provide localized power Poon knew other labs were tackling the same problem using bulky devices that affix to the skull and complex arrays of coils paired with sensors to locate the mouse and deliver localized power We were lazy Poon said That sounded like a lot of work So instead she got what she called a crazy idea to use the mouse s own body to transfer radio frequency energy that was just the right wavelength to resonate in a mouse Crazy maybe but it worked and she published the results Aug 4 in Physical Review Applied with co first authors John Ho a graduate student who is now an assistant professor at the National

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  • Undergraduates | Engineering
    on the Home page to find links to useful information including Details on all SoE major minor and honors programs Academic petition forms for Program Deviation or Transfer Credits Major and Minor Program Sheets used to keep track of academic progress 4 year plan forms Policies and procedures that affect engineering students Courses approved for use in math science and other academic requirements How and where to go abroad for a quarter or the summer Chapter 8 Pointers on career planning and summer options Chapter 9 Advice on how to prepare for graduation Engineering Office of Student Affairs The Engineering Office of Student Affairs is located in the Huang Engineering Center Room 135 Come to us to Get help with school level policies or procedures Submit an academic petition for a requirement exception or to apply transfer credits to your UG major Get answers about preparing for undergraduate graduation Pick up a printed copy of the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs Cardinal Compass Browse through questions commonly asked by freshmen and learn their answers explore frosh friendly courses from across campus and use that information in building a potential schedule and get to know the members of your advising team who will be there to answer your questions throughout the year Research Experience for Undergraduates The Research Experience for Undergraduates REU program helps undergraduate engineering students get involved in advanced research projects over the summer by providing opportunities and resources for students to work with faculty members and their research groups Contact your department for specific details Engineering Diversity Programs The School of Engineering invests in a broad range of recruitment and retention programs geared towards increasing the breadth and diversity of engineering Go to the EDP site for information on the Summer Session Grant Additional Calculus for Engineers program

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  • Research Experience for Undergraduates
    by doing research with a faculty member in your department I was extraordinarily lucky to have received an REU grant the summer before my sophomore year Not only did I get to meet graduate students and other undergraduates in my major who shared valuable insights into what being a chemical engineer was like but I was also exposed to cutting edge research and laboratory techniques to which I otherwise would

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  • Research Experience for Undergraduates | Engineering
    can be a part of it through the Research Experience for Undergraduates REU program REU gives undergraduates the opportunity to work on cutting edge research guided by Stanford faculty Professors are excited to work with bright enthusiastic undergraduates If you are interested look below to learn more For general advice on how to get involved in research at Stanford take a look at this helpful guide Stanford Undergraduate Advising and Research UAR Guide I believe that there is no better way to explore your major than by doing research with a faculty member in your department I was extraordinarily lucky to have received an REU grant the summer before my sophomore year Not only did I get to meet graduate students and other undergraduates in my major who shared valuable insights into what being a chemical engineer was like but I was also exposed to cutting edge research and laboratory techniques to which I otherwise would not have gotten hands on experience Milena Gonzalez Chemical Engineering I am a senior majoring in Bioengineering who has worked in multiple research labs and held one internship in industry over the past 3 5 years Performing academic research at Stanford allowed me to develop technical skills relevant for graduate studies and the workforce It also provided me the scientific mindset that emphasizes constant questioning Those skills and attitude proved useful in my classes and when I obtained an internship developing a cochlear implant hearing device for the profoundly deaf Meghan Bowler Bioengineering Printer friendly version How to apply Frequently Asked Questions You are not authorized to access this content I ve never had any research experience before Is the REU program really a possibility Everyone starting research has that question so do not be deterred Around 200 students are part of the program

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  • Frequently Asked Questions
    If you are eager and ready to learn you will almost certainly succeed Be persistent I missed the deadline for applying to my department s summer research program Can I still get involved in research Try contacting a particular professor in the department that you would like to work with and ask if he or she still has openings for undergraduates The number of positions however is limited What is

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  • Engineering Diversity Programs
    focus on recruiting retaining and promoting engineering student achievement As we strive to solve the complex problems of our world academic excellence and intellectual promise will always be the primary criteria for admission to Stanford Nonetheless diversity is of primary importance and Stanford is proud of a student body that is both diverse and incredibly talented John L Hennessy President Stanford has a responsibility to create and encourage diversity in

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  • Engineering Diversity Programs | Engineering
    Programs For students who bring diversity in surrounding communities the School of Engineering provides math and computer science institutes along with other summer programs Further details can be found on this page Undergraduate Programs For undergraduates at Stanford the School of Engineering provides accelerated calculus series ACE the opportunity job fair OJF a summer engineering academy SSEA for incoming freshmen a graduate and professional peer advising program GP2A geared towards encouraging engineering majors and higher level studies summer session grants SSG summer research fellowships SURF and individualized specialized tutorial grants Additionally the School of Engineering supports the program and leadership activities of the Society of Women Engineers SWE Society of Black Engineers and Scientists SBSE American Indian Science and Engineering Society AISES and the Stanford Society of Latino Engineers SOLE formerly SSCLES These student societies are chapters of national engineering organizations which concentrate their activities on professional development academic assistance community involvement and cultural responsibility in engineering Graduate Programs Recruitment The Associate Dean of Diversity Affairs and many engineering faculty regularly visit campuses across the U S host diversity recruitment weekends and produce recruitment publications Admissions and Enrollment Application advice is available from the Associate Dean of Diversity Affairs During the decision making process you will have access to Stanford faculty students and staff especially the Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Day See also Diversity in Graduate School Retention and Academic Enrichment New student orientation helps familiarize students with the numerous resources available to Stanford students including academic counseling Faculty advisors have been trained in EDP issues and academic progress is closely monitored Stanford also offers job internship search support along with numerous research funding and fellowships Printer friendly version Stanford University s President and Provost are committed to recruiting and retaining more diversity students especially at the graduate level Over 4 million goes to fellowships assistantships diversity programs and permanent staff devoted to increasing diversity representation and retention advancement Partnerships with corporations foundations and government allow for discussions to tailor fund and evaluate diversity efforts School of Engineering Background Long history of encouraging student and faculty diversity connected to schoolwide diversity efforts Second largest of seven schools at Stanford Approximately 1200 undergraduates 3300 graduate students and 240 faculty 35 of undergraduates are women 48 of undergraduates are ethnic minorities 9 of undergraduates are foreign students Ranked number 1 in Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Computer Science and Environmental Engineering by the National Research Council Ranked top seven in Aeronautics and Astronautics Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Management Science Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering by the National Research Council Ranked number 1 in Environmental Engineering and Computer Science top five in Aeronautics and Astronautics Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Management Science and Engineering Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering by the annual US News and World Report Ranked top eight in Bioengineering after first enrollment in 2004 by the annual US News and World Report 65 departmental laboratories centers and affiliates programs many of which are multidisciplinary and bring in

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