Opportunities for Students
From Undergraduate Engineering Handbook
Volunteer for Wind Energy Project in Peru
Volunteering for WindAid is an great way to explore Peru, implement renewable energy solutions, learn in-depth the design, construction, and installation of a wind turbine, and see its social impact on families, communities, schools, and the growth of micro-enterprises. Applications are now open for 2014; see the website for dates and the application form.
Volunteers are involved in every part of the process of building and installing the wind turbines. They will learn and gain expertise in such materials and processes as; carbon fiber, fiber glass, resin composites, steel structures and welding, electrical systems, aerodynamics, and much more. We welcome all disciplines and levels of learning. We seek out passionate, enthusiastic individuals hungry to have the experience of a lifetime affecting positive change in the lives of others.
Course on Tech Innovation & Business Development
Econ 10: Silicon Valley meets Wall Street will be offered in Winter 2013-14 on Wednesdays from 4:15-6:05PM.
This one-unit seminar in applied economics will focus on the microcosm of Silicon Valley, how growth companies are originated, managed and financed from start-up to IPO. The seminar will be led by Tom Shanahan, Stanford ’68, Harvard Business School ’72, with 40 years’ experience on Wall Street, in venture capital investing and as co-founder and chief financial officer of multiple Valley companies. Sessions will be in round-table discussion format. The course is applicable to those students with an interest in technical innovation and business development.
Enrollment is limited to 10 students, to be selected based on a short application, resume and unofficial transcript and priority given to juniors and seniors with majors in physical sciences, engineering, computer science and economics. Email your application, resume and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 16, 5pm.. If your application is selected, you will be notified and given a permission number to enroll in the course.
Course Evaluations for Fall/Winter/Spring 2011/12 and 2012/13 (can be checked online) – Overall -- 4.75, 4.70, 4.70 on 5-point scale.
Selected student comments (all comments can be checked online) –
“Awesome class. A must take!”
“Best class I’ve ever taken at Stanford.”
“Shanahan does a great job explaining concepts... He is always very enthusiastic.”
“Tom was fantastic at interacting with each student on an interpersonal level.”
“Focus[es] on experience and anecdotes, not on HBS-type generalizations”
“Great group of students in this class and Tom is excellent”
“I learned so much from him.”
Plan for It
Even Engineers Go Abroad!
As summer fun grows short, think about this: You could go abroad this year -- yes, even engineering students can carve out time to go abroad! Think about it -- here are the Top 8 Reasons to Travel in 2013-14:
- Profs Sheri Sheppard and Edward Carryer from ME will be teaching in Berlin, Spring 2014
- Prof Marcus Covert from BioE will be teaching in Paris, Winter 2014
- Language requirement for Winter quarter 2014 in Florence is waived -- a one-time deal
- Winter quarter is a good time to go abroad as there is often less impact on curriculum
- Coterms who have not yet conferred their BS are still eligible to travel
- BOSP offers ways to fulfill requirements in GERs (including language), WAYS, ENGR 40, and ENGR 50
- Internship and research opportunities are offered at several campuses
- Consider Summer 2014 in Santiago -- this is a new program offering this year
Check out all the facts at the BOSP site -- your undergrad years are the best time to travel with a group of your favorite peers.
Goldman Honors Program
Undergrad Honors in Environmental Science - Info Session Tue, Jan 14; Application Deadline Feb 7, 2014
The Goldman undergraduate Honors program in Environmental Science, Technology and Policy aims to provide a select group of Stanford undergraduate students with a unique honors capstone experience in the area of environmental solutions. Beginning the end of junior year and continuing through senior year, students will be able to select, design, and implement a capstone project that targets understanding and/or addressing an environmental challenge. Students will meet as a cohort with Stanford faculty to discuss a broad range of environmental challenges and potential solutions, and to design and receive feedback on their respective individual capstone projects. Through mentoring by Stanford faculty, sustained interactions with their cohort of peers; selection, design and completion of an honors project, and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment programs around policy, leadership and communication - Goldman students will achieve a depth of understanding and competency not available in a single major or in an individual -based honors program. The interdisciplinarity, interaction, and immersion make the Goldman Honors Program distinctive and we hope, remarkably rewarding to you.
All interested are invited to our INFO SESSION, with Professor Noah Diffenbaugh - Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Y2E2, Room 299.
Join us for Pizza and Sweets.
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Other 2012-13 REU Possibilities from Every SoE Department
Amazing research goes on within Stanford’s School of Engineering and you can be a part of it. Through the REU program, undergraduates have a unique 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:
Who Should Apply for REU?
If you are a Stanford undergraduate interested in engineering research, you should consider applying. Each engineering department has its own requirements for applicants; visit the links in the How to Apply section for more information.
How to Apply
The application process is department-specific, so pick one (or several!) departments that interest you and visit the department's website to learn more. Most departments open up applications for summer research in mid-winter or early spring quarter. Not all majors are listed below. If you want to work with one of your professors in an area not listed, talk to them directly about opportunities.
Here are the departments that have offered REU in the past. Some provide a webpage and application, in others a person within the department to contact about possible research opportunities:
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Contact the AA professor you would like to work with. For help, you may contact Patrick Ferguson at email@example.com
Visit BioE REU site and contact Teri Hankes firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by Fri, Feb 8, 2013.
The deadline is 4pm on March 4; REU details on the CHE REU page. Contact Pamela Dixon email@example.com or Prof Andrew Spakowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil and Environmental Engineering
This year's application for summer research is due by 5pm on Friday, Feb 22, 2013, and will be posted here:
For summer research, apply to CURIS (http://curis.stanford.edu/) by 5pm on Friday, Feb 15, 2013.
For summer research, apply to the REU Summer Program (http://ee.stanford.edu/reu.php)
Applications are now open. Contacts are Meo Kittiwanich or Olav Solgaard.
Management Science & Engineering
Contact Lori Cottle, email@example.com
Materials Science and Engineering:
This year's application for summer research has not opened yet. Last year's application (http://mse.stanford.edu/current/vpue.html) was due on March 15th
For summer research, consider SURI (http://me.stanford.edu/current_students/ug_research.html)
There is no application; students should contact affiliated ME faculty directly by the end of May to secure a position for the summer.
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 each summer. 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. Realize, however, that the number of positions in limited.
What is the stipend?
For the most part, a summer research program will provide a full-time stipend of up to $6000 for the 10-week summer session.
Pay for ECON Research Participation
Interested in participating in economics research studies? The Stanford Economics Research Laboratory (SERL) is recruiting participants for ongoing studies in economic decision making and behavior.No skills are required, and we are located centrally in the Landau Economics Building on the Stanford campus. All participants are paid. Studies are conducted year round, and can be as short as 30 minutes. To participate, please visit our website. Signing up takes less than two minutes. Also, please feel free to pass this message on to friends, classmates, or housemates who are Stanford students, faculty, or staff.
Tutor for Athletes
The Academic Athletic Resource Center (AARC) provides drop-in tutoring hours, as well as course-specific group tutorial sessions, for Stanford student-athletes. We’re seeking graduate students or advanced undergraduates to fill tutoring positions in CME 102, Engr 14, and Engr 30. The typical time commitment is two evening hours per week; the pay is competitive. For information on how to apply, contact Lindsay Shaffer at <Shaffer4@stanford.edu> in the UAR.
China Summer Internships
Would you like to spend the summer in China? Both declared undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to gain work experience interning at a company in China. Find out more at the China Internship website.
MAP Sustainable Energy Fellowships for 2014
Interested in developing a more sustainable energy future, and addressing environmental problems and the legacy of our past and present energy sources? MAP provides fiscal resources to NGOs to attract and coordinate the recruitment of students to these 12-week and 1-year fellowships. The MAP site has more information and an application. Application deadline for MAP 2014 Sustainable Energy Fellowship is January 22, 2014.
Informational pizza lunch noon-1:00 pm Wednesday, December 4, (Y2E2, Room 111) or Tuesday, January 14 (Haas Center, DK Room)
Qualified applicants must be enrolled graduate or undergraduate students at Stanford University or alumni who have graduated from Stanford within the last three years.
Scholarship for UGs in Semiconductor/Nano Fields
Critical Systems is now offering the Breakthrough Technologies Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to 3rd or 4th year engineering/science students pursuing a career in Semiconductor and related specialty areas such as Nanotechnology, MEMS, Solar PV, Thin Film, or other advanced technologies. There are currently 2 scholarships being awarded annually – one Summer Award, and one Winter Award. The purpose is to help those students to meet the financial requirements as they pursue their degree, over and above any financial aid or other scholarships that they may receive.
Find more at the CSE Scholarship website
Nuvation Offers $1000 Engineering Scholarship
Write an essay to enter a contest for a $1000 spscholarship.Upcoming or current US or Canadian college students are eligible. Click here for more detail.
Engineers in the Arts Scholarship
Sponsored by the School of Engineering to encourage engineering students to continue their music studies while at Stanford. To be considered, applicants must be officially declared in the School of Engineering (graduate or undergraduate programs). The fund is for private music lessons and the applicant must be in financial need.
Haas Center Public Service Fellowships
For public service opportunities, visit the Haas Center's Fellowships Database: http://bit.ly/uUXMuG
For more information, go to the Haas Center website.
Haas Center Undergraduate Summer Fellowships
Offering over 100 fellowships which provide nine-week-long public service experiences in the U.S. and abroad. http://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/haas/fellowships
Contact: Jeff Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford in Government (SIG) Summer Fellowships
SIG is a non-partisan student group, dedicated to promoting political awareness and connecting students with opportunities in public service. SIG offers 40 paid fellowships annually and this year is launching a stipend program to support students with self-identified public service internships.
Request Funding for School of Engineering Activities
Student Group Funding
Starting this Fall Quarter, there is a new process for School of Engineering Requests for Funding: The SoE will now be combining forces with VPUE to review student requests, so the form and deadlines are slightly different than what you have used in the past. To file your request, go to https://ssfd.stanford.edu/ and follow the instructions. Note that the new deadlines are
Oct 14, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Apr 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014
If you have any questions, send them to the Contact link at the bottom of the SSFD Instruction page.
Grants will not exceed $5,000; proposals are accepted and reviewed quarterly.
Tutoring for Engineering Courses
Tutoring for Engineering Classes from CTL or TBP:
If you need help finding tutoring for an engineering course, please use this link for Center for Teaching and Learning tutoring services:
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How to Explore Engineering by Topic
Frshman and Sophomore IntroSems are designed to explore a topic that often isn't otherwise part of the curriculum for a particular major, and do it with a faculty instructor in a small-class setting. To get a further hint of the emphasis of the class, check the offering department in column two. See page 3-4 of the 2011-12 UGHB for a list of this year's offerings.
Engineering Fundamentals by Topic:
BioE and/or ChemE:
ENGR 20. (S, 3 units) Overview of chemical engineering through discussion and engineering analysis of physical and chemical processes.
ENGR 25B. Biotechnology (S, 3 Units) Biology and chemistry fundamentals
ENGR 50M. Intro to Materials Science, Biomaterials Emphasis (W, 4 units) relationship between atomic structure and macroscopic properties of man-made and natural materials; mechanical and thermodynamic behavior of surgical implants
ENGR 80. Intro to Bioengineering (S, 4 units) Overview of bioengineering focused on engineering analysis and design of biological systems
ENGR 90. Environmental Science and Technology (A, 3 units) Introduction to environmental quality and technology of understanding environmental issues
ENGR 60. Engineering Economy (A, Sum 2012 is last offering; 3 Units) Fundamentals of economic analysis
ENGR 62. Intro to Optimization (A, S, 4 Units) Formulation and analysis of linear optimization problems
ENGR 40. Introductory Electonics (A, S; 5 units) Overview of electronic circuits & applications.
ENGR 40C. Engineering Wireless Networks (S, 5 units) A hands-on introduction to the design and implementation of modern wireless networks.
ENGR 40P. Physics of Electrical Engineering (W, 5 units) How everything from electrostatics to quantum mechanics is used in common high-technology products
ENGR 25E. Energy: Chemical Transformations for Production, Storage, and Use (W, 3 units) An introduction and overview to the challenges and opportunities of energy supply and consumption.
ENGR 50E. Introduction to Materials Science - Energy Emphasis (A, 4 units)
Materials structure, bonding and atomic arrangements leading to their properties and applications
ENGR 50. Intro to Materials Science, Nanotechnology Emphasis (S, 4 units) The structure, bonding, & atomic arrangements in materials leading to their properties & applications.
ENGR 14. Introduction to Solid Mechanics (A, W, S; 4 units) Introduction to engineering analysis using the principles of engineering solid mechanics.
ENGR 15. Dynamics (A, W; 4 units) The application of Newton's Laws to solve static and dynamic problems, particle and rigid body dynamics, freebody diagrams, and writing equations of motion.
ENGR 30. Engineering Thermodynamics (A, W, Sum; 3 units) The basic principles of thermodynamics
ENGR 70A (same as CS 106A). Programming Methodology (A,W,S,Sum; 5 units) Introduction to the engineering of computer applications
ENGR 70B (same as CS 106B). Programming Abstractions (A,W,S,Sum; 5 units) Abstraction and its relation to programming. Uses the programming language C++
ENGR 70X (same as CS 106X). Programming Abstractions Accelerated (A, 5 units) Intensive version of 106B
ENGR 10. Intro to Engineering Analysis (A, Sum; 4 units) Integrated approach to the fundamental scientific principles that are the cornerstones of engineering analysis
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