Stanford students help Bay Area residents access food, health care and legal aid during COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit, students and alumni across Stanford’s seven schools began banding together to build solutions. One of those: a website, available in six languages, that helps vulnerable Bay Area residents access free food, medical treatment and legal assistance. Many of the project volunteers are international students who are navigating the pandemic while separated from … Read more Stanford students help Bay Area residents access food, health care and legal aid during COVID-19

Just chip away

Anne Slinn, executive director for research at MIT Center for Global Change Science and the MIT Joint Program on the Science of Policy of Global Change has been working remotely for over two years. She discusses the challenges for those knew to physical distancing and working away from campus and shares some advice she learned … Read more Just chip away

Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work?

The largest, most rigorous independent study on Alcoholics Anonymous to date shows that AA can help people get sober, stay sober, drink less, and suffer fewer negative consequences of drinking, all while keeping health care costs down. Watch scientists John Kelly (Harvard/MGH) and Keith Humphreys (Stanford/VA) discuss their findings (published 3/11/20 by the Cochrane Collaborative), … Read more Does Alcoholics Anonymous Work?

Stanford students learn to program robots from home

Every year, students in Experimental Robotics program robots to complete a variety of fun and creative tasks. This year’s class was moved online due to COVID-19 but students used the same programming skill set in simulation to complete their tasks. The simulation features real time feedback and accurate physics. This year’s projects include commercial construction, … Read more Stanford students learn to program robots from home

Stanford Professor Teaches the History of Vaccines during a pandemic

In a graduate seminar taught by Stanford medical anthropologist Lochlann Jain, students examined how previous epidemics can illuminate the social dynamics and politics of the era. Read the story: Stanford University Channel on YouTube: Stanford University: MB018BRKIZODMGR

Lecture 12: Core Data

In the second of the final series of four lectures targeted at helping students in Stanford’s iOS development course from Spring 2020 with their final projects, a powerful object-oriented database, Core Data, is used to enhance the previously-introduced Enroute application. To date in the course, the only storage place was UserDefaults, which was mostly used … Read more Lecture 12: Core Data

Lecture 14: UIKit Integration

In the final lecture of Stanford’s iOS development course from Spring 2020, we discuss and demonstrate integration with the previous generation of the iOS development environment, UIKit. There is a lot of UIKit code out there in the world and being able to start using SwiftUI while still integrating with that code is crucial. In … Read more Lecture 14: UIKit Integration

Stanford Class of 2020: Guillermo Camarillo

It may have seemed like the deck was stacked against Camarillo. But top academic achievements, an impressive resume and a commitment to higher learning and public service are among the qualities that earned him a spot in the Class of 2020. Now a Stanford graduate with a bachelor’s degree in management science and engineering, Guillermo … Read more Stanford Class of 2020: Guillermo Camarillo

What makes a racist?

Seven factors have been shown to contribute to racist thought. Steven O. Roberts, assistant professor of psychology and co-director of Stanford’s Social Concepts Lab, describes them here, and shares strategies to minimize their effects. For more, visit: Musicbed SyncID: MB01NBZOTGCOPMP

Lecture 10: Navigation + TextField

The tenth lecture of Stanford’s Spring 2020 course CS193p is an immersive demo that illustrates a myriad of SwiftUI features, including TextFields, Forms, NavigationViews, Lists, sheets, popovers, Alerts, edit mode, and more. In particular, we start by adding a popover with a Form to our EmojiArt document that allows editing the emoji palette. The Grid … Read more Lecture 10: Navigation + TextField

Lecture 9: Data Flow

Lecture 9 of Stanford’s iOS Development course from Spring 2020 covers the basics of data flow, including Publishers and Bindings. These mechanisms allow for formalized references to the “truth” of data rather than requiring it to be replicated which can be error-prone. A basic explanation of property wrappers helps clarify what @ObservedObject, @EnvironmentObject, @Published, @State, … Read more Lecture 9: Data Flow

Finding ways to help

MIT Police Captain Andrew Turco has been back on campus while no one else is. Here he discusses how its surreal and strange, but says, “One of the best ways to feel normal. . . is to find a way to help.” Learn about his efforts with the MIT Police blood drive and his personal … Read more Finding ways to help