The Big Idea Festival was a big deal to the students enrolled in "Computers and Interfaces: Psychological and Societal Perspectives", an undergraduate course (Communications 169) taught by Cliff Nass in Winter 2013. The event, which took place at Stanford on March 11, was a showcase of projects produced by teams of students with the assignment to imagine and design innovative interactions between automobiles and the people who drive them.
Blog topic: Engineering
The artificial hill platform has been in place for some time, but last week we saw boxed trees arriving on the site. Heavy equipment also began shaping what appears to be a twin to the quad's informal oak shaded amphitheater in front of the Spilker building.
The Terman Engineering Library is offering five Mendeley Workshops during the Spring Term. The first session is Thursday, April 11 from 12noon to 1pm in Huang 219. All of the sessions will cover how to add, organize, share and cite articles. Both new and experienced users are welcome to attend. The workshops are open to all Stanford students, faculty and staff. Sign-up for the workshops on the Science and Engineering Libraries Training site on Coursework.
The sundial from the Terman Engineering Building has been re-mounted on the south side of Huang Engineering Center near the main bike rack area next to the bridge. The sundial was originally installed on the Terman Building in 1997 by Prof. Ronald N. Bracewell. It was built by Prof. Bracewell and his son Mark. Read more about the sundial in the March 1997 Civil Engineering at Stanford Newsletter on page 17.