Five years ago, University Librarian Michael Keller and University Registrar Tom Black announced the availability of the electronic thesis and dissertation submission service. Since Fall 2009, PhD and Engineering Master's students have submitted over 3,400 theses and dissertations electronically. Assistant University Registrar Reid Kallman notes, “Looking back over the past five years, the electronic thesis and dissertation submission system has been a success. In the most recent academic year we had approximately 98% of our students select the electronic submission option.”
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Branner Library News
The new beta platform for the Springer Materials database of fully-evaluated physical property data is now available.
Calling all SUL staff! Have you recently published an article or presented a conference paper or poster that you'd like to archive and share? Perhaps you have some research or a project report relevant to our field that needs a permanent home? Don't forget that as vital members of the Stanford community, the Stanford Digital Repository is available to you, too. In fact, we set up the Stanford University Libraries Staff Publications and Research Collection specifically for this purpose.
Prof. Brian Cantwell has a new IEEE Spectrum feature article reporting on the work of Stanford University researchers who are improving hybrid rockets. These hybrids are designed to deliver a huge amount of thrust while avoiding the most dangerous drawback of liquid-fueled and solid-propellant rockets—uncontrolled combustion and explosion.
Read the full article in IEEE Spectrum.
Water in the West is a multi-year joint program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West. It is a place where faculty, staff and students from the natural, physical and social sciences, law, business and humanities who engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching about freshwater can meet and collaborate while tackling the challenge of water security affected by a growing population, collapsing ecosystems, crumbling infrastructure, evolving economies, conflicting values and a less predictable and more volatile climate.
New Resources in Branner Library
Following is a listing of new print and e-books recently added to the Branner Earth Sciences Library.