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When JOHN WILLINSKY, the Khosla Family Professor of Education, came to Stanford a decade ago from Vancouver, Canada, he brought his leadership of the Public Knowledge Project, which promotes and…
By Clifton B. Parker Nuclear decision-making The discussion revolved around whether North Korea will have the ability to strike the U.S. with nuclear warheads, and can the U.S. depend on a…
By Vicky SteinWhen women participate in a medical research paper, that research is more likely to take into account the differences between the way men and women react to diseases and treatments,…
By Chris Bliss Provost Persis Drell announced Thursday that eight faculty members have been appointed or reappointed Bass University Fellows. The Bass University Fellows in Undergraduate…
To help strengthen writing within and across STS, and to raise its profile in the program, we have a special position in STS to help students, TAs, and faculty with the writing undertaken in the…
There is no denying that nuclear war would have a huge impact on the environment. Though daily headlines worry about the safety of nations and citizens, little has been said about the impact on…
Written by Josh Dean Nascar Plaza looms over downtown Charlotte, a beacon to the many racers who live in the area, most of them transplants who’ve come with the dream of joining America’s top…
BY MATTHEW RENDA SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) – Google’s semi-secret research and development wing has been toying with how to store energy generated by renewable sources like solar and wind. Alphabet X…
I grew up in Oakland, CA, where I was a good student, but never planned on applying for Stanford. Why? Because the application fee was $60. "No point in wasting money when I'm not even going…
By Alex Shashkevich Advanced algorithms shape and guide our every step in the online world. They are also increasingly penetrating everyday life as more sectors of society, from finance and health…
By Clifton B. Parker Edwards: knowledge and information infrastructures Edwards, a professor in University of Michigan’s School of Information and history department, studies the history, politics,…
STS 123: “Making of a Nuclear World: History, Politics, and Culture” explores the creation of nuclear weapons and its consequences. The class focuses on perspectives from ethnically and…
This is the “gateway” course for the program in Science, Technology and Society. It means that I and two colleagues have the chance to introduce students to this interdisciplinary major that is…
The STS Intersect Journal released its Spring 2017 issue today. Content includes information about cyber attacks in the healthcare industry, an interview with Professor David Magnus about bioethics…
Ending food waste Stanford students Matthew Rusk, ’17, and Kaitlin Schroeder, ’19, partnered with Matt Rothe, the co-founder of Stanford’s FEED Collaborative, an academic program in sustainable food…