You are here

Engineering

RSS

Archives

Google Chrome icon

Chromebooks are low-cost, ultra-portable, secure, fast, "web-based" computing devices running ChromeOS, a complete operating system based on the Google Chrome web browser. They are optimized for Google Apps and off-line saving and editing of your Google Docs.

Samsung Chromebooks are now available for 7-day loan at the Terman Engineering Library!

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.

There is the Intuition rental car, a semi-autonomous vehicle marketed to vacationers, and there is the car that never forgets. With Xpress, you can more easily share your emotions with drivers around you and rate better with insurance companies for the number of “thumbs-up” messages you receive from fellow drivers. Looking for a personalized driving experience? Try FollowMe: “Sync your phone with any new car and automatically have all of your personal preferences (ranging from auto-tinted to glass settings to your favorite radio stations) follow you!”

Clearly this is new and fertile ground for the automotive and technology industries, and you can better believe carmakers in attendance at the Festival were interested in the fresh ideas coming from the minds of today’s Stanford students. Wired magazine was there to report on it.

The Big Idea Festival is also the newest collection in the Stanford Digital Repository. Professor Nass gathered the students’ final project files and provided them, along with the event program containing some basic descriptive metadata, to SUL as a real use case for a pilot with the new SDR Self-Deposit application. A small team of DLSSers threw a “deposit party” with Regina Roberts, subject specialist for Communications, where we shared some lunch while uploading the narratives and storyboards as submitted by the students. It was a fun and quick way to get the collection’s 75 items into the repository. As a bonus, now more SUL staff have some hands-on experience with the SDR Self-Deposit software.

We will see more collections of student works coming to the SDR. This spring, students enrolled in ME310 will deposit their team projects directly in the SDR for long-term preservation and access, adding to the existing collection of digitized reports like this one in the ME310 archival collection.

Leonar3do

Interested in 3D computer-aided design?  Come learn how to use Leonar3do to design 3D objects in a virtual 3D space.  


Friday, May 10th at 4:30pm
Terman Engineering Library
Huang Engineering Center, Room 201

New Space journal cover

We are pleased to announce the May 2013 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.   In the news this month:

  • Online Journal Added – New Space offers leading-edge research in all engineering and technology disciplines supporting private/public space endeavors
  • Leonar3do Desktop 3D Design Training – May 10 at 4:30 PM
  • The New 2013 IEEE-Wiley eBooks are becoming available
  • Three New IEEE Journals are available and more are coming - including Cloud Computing!

Download and read the full issue in digital format.

Building 4 Amphitheater

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. 

Solar House 2013

Its been a month since construction began on the Solar House next to Terman Park.  Here's a recent photo.  No solar cells in evidence yet, but the house is recognizable now.  Good luck to the team!

Read the full text of Engineering Library News

  • New York Times Access
  • New Library Website
  • Spring Workshops - Mendeley and more
  • Trucost Environmental Data - NEW resource
  • The Sundial Returns

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. All of the workshops will be held in Huang 219, just down the hall from the Terman Library.  If none of the workshop times listed on the Coursework site are convenient for you, please contact the Terman Engineering Library for an individual session for you or your research group.

Pages