August 14, 2020

The author, Angie Walker, works as a teacher in a Title I High School on the edge of the Navajo Nation. This is her third year partnering with the Stanford Penpal Program (some students have had the same penpals all three years!!). Over the past three years, she has wa...

April 2, 2020

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring a new Stanford scientist who is eager to answer your science questions!

Griffin G. is an applied physicist and studies plasmas! For his research, he shines really powerful lasers at different targets to generate these plasmas, w...

May 23, 2019

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring a new Stanford scientist who is eager to answer your science questions!

Sharlene F. studies how the brain controls how we move! For her research, she works with people who are tetraplegic to design robots that interface with the...

March 2, 2019

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring three new Stanford scientists who are eager to answer your science questions! Dave G. and Leighton W. are graduate students and Nicholas W. is a post-doc here at Stanford. This brings us to a total of six scientists available t...

January 14, 2019

Stanford Ask a Scientist is now featuring two new Stanford scientists who are eager to answer your science questions! Mickey M. and Bryan C. are graduate students here at Stanford.

Mickey studies radar glaciology in the Geophysics department. She is really excited to ta...

December 13, 2018

Dannielle is a second year grad student in the chemistry PhD program. She works in the Moerner lab in the chemistry department on stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy, which is a super-resolution microscopy technique. She uses the STED microscope to study bi...

September 2, 2018

Jenny Hsu is a medical writer based in San Francisco. She works for a global agency that provides communications for the biotech and pharma industries. She recently graduated from the PhD program in Genetics at Stanford, and in her free time she enjoys trail running an...

July 25, 2018

Jessica Diaz is a graduate student in the Neurosciences program at Stanford.  She studies the development of a specific type of neuron (a neuron is a brain cell) that projects to the spinal cord, and how understanding this might help inform regenerative therapies for c...

July 23, 2018

The Stanford Science Penpals program completes another successful year of letter writing!

Special thanks to all of the Stanford Graduate volunteers who took time away from their busy schedules to write multiple letters to excited high-school students from all over the U...

June 7, 2018

This month's My Science Story is brought to you by Josh Tycko, a graduate student in the Genetics department here at Stanford. Here, Josh describes why bored students should take their curiosity outside the classroom.

“Josh, why don’t you tell us the value of the gravit...

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