Electrical Engineering

IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition

Do you have an idea that could benefit humanity and revolutionize the way we live? IEEE is hosting a global competition for students who develop unique solutions to real-world problems using engineering, science, computing and leadership skills. Winners could walk away with up to US$10,000. Stanford students Drew Hall, a fourth-year student in electrical engineering, and Richard Gaster, a medical and bioengineering student won the award in 2009 for their NanoLab: A Hand-Held Diagnostic Laboratory. Other winning projects included Electronic Aids for Physically/Mentally Handicapped Children, Engineering Innovators Without Borders - Human Powered Grain Crusher, and many others who have had a positive impact on the world.

Entries must be submitted by 31 January 2010. Details at the IEEE Presidents' Change the World site.

IEEE / Bay Area Nanotech: A New Model of Innovation, Nov. 10

Speaker: Pushkar P. Apte, Vice President of Technology, Semiconductor Industry Association.

Time: 6:00 PM - Pizza & Networking. 6:15 PM - Lecture

Location: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center ,
2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara , CA 95051.
See the NSC Building location map and directions
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Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship: Accepting applications October 5 - 19, 2009

Opportunity for UC Berkeley and Stanford Students
Qualcomm announces a new kind of fellowship that promotes Qualcomm's core values of innovation, execution and teamwork.
The fellowships will be awarded to teams of two students, for submitting the most innovative ideas. The department of each winning team will receive $100,000 to fund the two student's fellowship and other research expenses for the calendar year of 2010 (total prize of two teams x two students x $50,000 = $200,000).

Google Doodles Hans Christian Ørsted


Happy Birthday to the "Father of Electromagentism".

Read more in The Guardian Newspaper (UK)

Re-enact his compass experiment online courtesy of the Magnet Lab at Florida State University.

Dissertations and Theses

Stanford Dissertations and Theses
The Engineering Library shelves any print copies of dissertations and theses for 2009 and 2010 only. Beginning in 2010, most became electronic only, with no print copy created. Earlier print dissertations and theses are shelved off site and can be requested via the Searchworks Online Catalog. Please allow 2 working days for the item to arrive after you request it.

Electronic theses

Search IEEE Xplore on your mobile phone

IEEE Xplore Mobile provides free search of all IEEE Xplore documents directly on your mobile device. You can view up to 10 article abstracts per search. To view full-text articles, send the article links to your e-mail address. Stanford students and faculty can click on the link to view the fulltext as part of the SU Libraries subscription. Non-subscribers and guests will be prompted for purchase options. A link to the Main IEEE Xplore Site is provided from the mobile 'Search' page ('Get your know-how on the go') as well as from the search results page.

PARC Forum: Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments July 9, 2009

Mobile millennium: using smartphones to monitor traffic in privacy aware environments

Date: Thursday July 9, 2009 4-5pm

Speaker: Dr Alexandre Bayen, University of California Berkeley

George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC
3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto, California, USA

This presentation is FREE and open to the public. There is free parking, and the venue is handicapped accessible. No registration is required. Seating is on a first come first served basis.


First Electronic Quantum Processor

Yale University researchers have created the first solid-state quantum processor. Another step toward the ultimate dream of building a quantum computer. Their findings will appear in Nature’s advanced online publication June 28.

A group of theoretical physicists led by Steven Girvin, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, the team manufactured two artificial atoms, or qubits.

2 Stanford students win $10,000 award for handheld diagnostic device By Devin Banerjee Mercury News

Two Stanford University graduate students have won the inaugural IEEE Presidents' Change the World Competition for a handheld laboratory capable of diagnosing illness in remote corners of the globe.

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