Stanford University is the common name for Leland Stanford Junior University. Stanford was founded in 1885 in the Palo Alto area of California. Standford University enrolls about 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year to its private university. The current Stanford faculty includes 18 Nobel Prize Laureates, 135 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 82 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 21 recipients of the National Medal of Science. Stanford University has a school of medicine, law school, engineering school and a much heralded technology school. Stanford is geographically close to the Silicon Valley. Stanford alumni started Hewlett-Packard, Google, NVIDIA, Yahoo and Sun Microsystems.
Stanford soil sleuths solve mystery of arsenic-contaminated water
Can water ever be too clean? If the intent is to store it underground, the answer, surprisingly, is yes. In a new study, Stanford scientists have shown that recycled water percolating into underground storage aquifers in ...
Interest in women's history began much earlier than is assumed
Today, feminism is often associated with the political protests of the 1960s or the earlier women's suffrage movement, but Stanford historian Paula Findlen's latest research reveals that the impetus to champion women started ...
Scholar finds social media reveals much about the human condition
You are what you "like" on Facebook, a Stanford professor has found.
Bioengineers report most sensors designed to measure head impacts in sports produce inaccurate data
Amid growing concern over sports-related concussions, some athletes are beginning to wear head-mounted sensors that gauge the speed and force of impacts they sustain during competition. Scientists are still working on identifying ...
Women more likely than men to worry about how career paths align with future parenthood
Women are more likely than men to think and worry about future parenthood, a Stanford scholar says.
Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new research shows
The United States now produces about as much crude oil as Saudi Arabia does, and enough natural gas to export in large quantities. That's thanks to hydraulic fracturing, a mining practice that involves a rock-cracking pressurized ...
Scholar suggests ways to craft more effective homework assignments
The quality of a homework assignment is important to student achievement, a Stanford scholar says.
Study finds blacks and Hispanics typically need higher incomes than whites to live in affluent neighborhoods
Researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education have found that black and Hispanic families effectively need much higher incomes than white families to live in comparably affluent neighborhoods.
Summer job makes a difference in classroom learning, scholar says
A summer job can help boost academic performance in the classroom, a Stanford researcher says.
Neighborhoods influence use of African American Vernacular, research shows
What neighborhood children grow up in can influence their use of African American Vernacular English and eventual prospects for educational success and socio-economic mobility, a new Stanford study shows.