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Past Grant Recipients

2017

William Perry, Martha Crenshaw, Graham Allison, Joseph C. Martz

“The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism” is a follow-on to Dr. William Perry’s previous online course, “Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday and Today...

Hazel Markus, Alana Conner, Dereca Blackmon

Humanities and social scientific disciplines that examine cultural biases, diversity, inclusion, and equity suffer from a last-mile problem:...

Ronan Arthur, Laura Bloomfield, William H. Durham, Stephen Luby, Erin Mordecai, Rodolfo Dirzo, Matthew H Bonds, Jenna Davis, Stanley Falkow, John Openshaw, Eric Lambin, Michele Barry, MD, FACP, Angelle Desiree LaBeaud, Giulio De Leo, Gene Richardson, James Holland Jones

Human-driven degradation of the natural environment through the broad processes of climate change, globalization, food security, population...

John Kieschnick, Barbara Pitkin, Elaine Fischer, Ariel Mayse, Michaela Mross, Michael Penn

“Religion Around the Globe” (RELIGST 1) is a gateway course to the study  of religion that was first offered in 2013-2014.  Taught...

Susie Kimport, Brian Conrad

We propose continued construction of Stanford Mathematics precalculus  resources to assist in students transitioning from high school  mathematics...

Anne Murray, Adrian Daub, Larry Liu

This course will explore the concept of love as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of...

Pamela Matson, Julia Novy-Hildesley

Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences  (hereafter referred to as Stanford EARTH) seeks to develop and implement  a range...

Megan Brennan

Climate change, alternative energy sources, water quality, food safety, nuclear waste—these are just some of the existential environmental threats...

Russell Poldrack

The ability to understand and work with data is increasingly important  to all students.  We propose to develop a set of interactive learning  ...

Shelley Correll, Thomas Kenny, Sheri D. Sheppard, Lori Mackenzie, Marianne Cooper, Sara Jordan-Bloch, Robert Siegel, Maggie Neale, Jennifer Aaker, Becca Constantine, Terra Terwilliger, Deb Gruenfeld

Voice & Influence CirclesTM  (Circles) empower leaders to realize  their professional potential and create change in organizations.  ...

Alberto Salleo, Petr Johanes

Following the successful completion of a previous grant with which we developed a digital graphic novel that helps readers learn the fundamentals...

Stephen Hinton, Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza

The project is conceived as a sequel to “Defining the String Quartet:  Haydn,” the online course launched in May 2016.  Whereas the...

Alex Woloch

Conversations on Literature and Politics is a podcast in which Stanford humanities faculty and graduate students explore connections between...

Lou Halamek, Nicole K. Yamada, MD, Janene H. Fuerch

Briefing and debriefing are standard operating procedure in  non-healthcare industries where the risk to human life is high.  The  Center for...

Londa Schiebinger, Ann Grimes

Innovations in Inclusive Design: In this class, we will analyze how gender differences (extending beyond “pink/blue” stereotypes) can be harnessed...

Iris Katherine Howley, Candace Thille, Jonathan Bassen

Instructors have varying capacities for interpreting and leveraging  information communicated through visual means. Much knowledge about  learning...

2016

Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, David M. Gaba, M.D., Jordan Lee Newmark

The United States is currently experiencing a public health crisis with regards to opioid analgesic overdose events and deaths.  Opioid...

Michael Osborne, Miles Traer, Thomas Hayden
Podcasting the Anthropocene is a project-based course that helps students learn about the impacts of climate change through science journalism...
Susie Kimport, George Schaeffer
We propose to develop the tools to identify gaps in the pre-calculus background of incoming Stanford students, to create resources to help them...
Roger Howe, Michael Deal, Mary Tang, MIchelle Rincon, Robert Chen, Usha Raghuram

The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) is a shared lab serving over 400 researchers working for 75 Stanford faculty, 12 Universities, and 20...

Jo Boaler

Through two online courses titled “How to Learn Math,” one for students and another for teachers and parents, I have shared important evidence...

Thomas S. Mullaney, Henry Lowood, Edith Sheffer, Robert Trujillo, Benjamin Stone, Sarah Sussman

The proposed Faculty College group would bring together members of the History faculty and the Stanford University Libraries and Special...

William Perry, David Holloway

"Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday and Today," is a Stanford course created by Dr. William J. Perry, 19th Secretary of Defense and Professor...

Meghan Summer


Introduction to Linguistics is typically approached as a survey course.  Twenty-five years ago, this made sense.  Since then, ties to the social...

Alistair Aaronson, MD, MHA, FACP, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrel, Erika Schillinger, David Svec MD MBA

Trainees are put into clinical multidisciplinary teams with little knowledge about their non-MD colleagues. Trainees often are not aware of the...

Annette Salmeen, Anshul Kundaje, Avanti Shrikumar, Oana Ursu

Recent progress in high-throughput experimental assays and integrative computational methods that enable the collection and analysis of genome-...

Eavan Boland, Tom Kealey, Christina Ablaza

Faces of Creative Writing will showcase the experiences of undergraduates as they develop their literary skills across key courses, and integrate...

George Hilley

This proposal seeks support to expand the availability of a mobile-device-based experiential learning platform developed as part of a previous...

Mickey Trockel, Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD, Rachel Manber, PhD

This project encompasses the evaluation of feasibility and efficacy of a series of educational videos (RefreshMD) illustrating strategies for...

Phillip M. Harter, MD, Colin Michael Bucks

Background- Stanford Emergency Medicine Program for Emergency Response (SEMPER) was formed after Stanford’s response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake...

Martha Cyert, Deborah M Gordon, Waheeda Khalfan, Hunter Fraser, Christopher Lowe, Mary Beth Mudgett, Tim Stearns

The Biology Department aims to develop and implement a new set of introductory “On Ramp” courses that will actively engage beginning students with...

Carl Wieman, Patricia Burchat, Sean Hartnoll, Monika Schleier-Smith, Sarah Church

Over the past eight years, the Physics Department has introduced active learning, informed by evidence-based physics education research, into all...

John Willinksy, Sam Wineburg, Kamran Naim

Combining course, curriculum and digital technology development, this proposal seeks, first of all, to provide Stanford students with a more...

Alice Miano, Vivian Brates, Citlalli Del Carpio, Kara Sanchez, Irene Carvajal

The Spanish language program’s Cardinal Courses engage with local Spanish-speaking communities through the arts, literature, digital storytelling...

Michael Bernstein, John Mitchell, Ramesh Johari, Andreas Paepcke, Mitchell Stevens, Sorathan (Tum) Chaturapruek

We propose to continue the development of web applications Carta and Carta Admin. Launched at the end of Autumn Quarter 2015-6, Carta is a...

Jo Boaler, Patti Hanlon-Baker, Candace Thille, Sheri D. Sheppard, Carol B. Muller, Anthony Antonio, Joseph Brown, Bruce Clemens, Geoff Cohen, Pam Hinds, Tom Kenny, Jeffrey R. Koseff, Larry Leifer, Hazel Markus

Engineers design solutions with and for people – people who come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, with many different and...

András Vasy, Jacob Fox, Kannan Soundararajan, Jan Vondrak

Stanford mathematics currently offers several course options for first year undergraduate students, all of which are calculus-based. However, with...

2015

Renate Fruchter, Rachel Lotan

Teacher education programs are under attack nationally and internationally. We propose to develop an innovative virtual collaborative environment...

Clayborne Carson, Andrea McEvoy-Spero, Jack Hubbard, Cole S. Manley

Professor Clayborne Carson, the Stanford historian chosen by Coretta Scott King to edit the papers of Martin Luther King, Jr., is developing a...

Maya Adam, Charles G. Prober, MD, Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH, Marilyn Winkelby

Community Health Organizations around the world have successfully harnessed the potential for health promotion that results when they engage...

Jennifer Crosby, Tom Wasow, Solomon Hughes, Susan Stephens, Blakey Vermeule, The Rev. Joanne Sanders, Patti Hanlon-Baker, Morgan Frank, Stephen Sansom

"Sports and the University" will build a digital learning hub to foreground the issues of athletics at the American university for use by Stanford...

Nikita K. Joshi, Kiersten Carter, Derek Sifford, Eric Cioe, Michelle Lin

Medical simulation is integral to graduate and undergraduate medical education through small group and experiential learning, particularly with...

Thomas Icard, Dan Lassiter
Roland Greene

This web platform combines pedagogical tools for teaching prosody with a forum for sharing cutting-edge research in the field, and thus...

Jeffrey R. Koseff, Walter Torres

This video series will condense compelling topics in ocean/atmospheric science and fluid mechanics into brief, aesthetic, and clear chalkboard-...

Nicholas Parlante

Create coding-in-a-web-page technology and teaching materials to enable a next generation on-campus CS106A. The project combines a significant...

Tanya Luhrmann, Angela Garcia, Lochlann Jain, Matthew Kohrman, James Lock, Daniel Mason
Marc Levenston, Wei Cai, Ovijit Chaudhuri, Peter Pinsky, Sheri Sheppard, Beth Pruitt
Renee Sher, Nicholas Melosh, Sarah Heilshorn
Stephen Stedman, Francis Fukuyama, Stephen Luby, Grant Miller, Kathryn Stoner, Paul Wise
Candace Thille, Ann Porteus, Ross Strader, Dawn Zimmaro, Kim Larson

Education200A teaches students to critically read and understand research literature. The students learn statistical concepts, interpret...

Mark Thurbe, Frank Wolak, Trevor Davis, Elena Cryst

To an ever greater degree, market mechanisms are used to achieve key goals of energy and environmental policy, such as ensuring reliable...

George Hilley, Frances Liu

This proposal seeks support to develop and test mobile-device-based experiential instruction.  Online instruction currently requires a learner to...

David Evans, Bill Burnett, Gabriela Lomeli, Kristin Mayer, Kathleen Davies

Five years ago we (Dave Evans and Bill Burnett) combined forces to create Designing Your Life to help launch students into the “real world”. This...

Marshall Burke, Sara Cina, Noah Diffenbaugh, David Lobell
Michael Bernstein, Ramesh Johari

Carta gives students and educators visibility into the long-term learning patterns of their peers. Using a large dataset of student enrollment,...

Kathryn Gin Lum, Ari Kelman, Shahzad Bashir, James Campbell, Tanya Luhrmann, Barbara Pitkin, Jane Shaw
Amir Eshel, Brian Johnsrud, Mike Widner, Chris Hutchinson, Dennis Zaremski

Creativity animates the objects we study in the humanities. Humanistic inquiry in academia, however, often bypasses creative forms of expression...

2014

Rita Popat, Keith Posley, Kiruthiga Nandagopal, Ram Sundaresh, Kambria H. Evans, M.Ed., M.A., Sylvia Bereknyei Merrel

Critical appraisal is the process of systematically examining a published research study to evaluate its validity. A good understanding of basic...

Michael Bernstein, Ramesh Johari

Faced with overwhelming educational resources at the university and online, students today rely on the advice of peers and counselors to chart...

David Dill

The aim is to develop software for teaching CS 103, “Fundamentals of Computation,” a class on the theoretical foundations of computer science that...

Leonidas Guibas, Jonathan Huang, Andrew Nguyen, Chris Piech

We propose to build semi‐automatic tools that allow instructors to provide clear, timely, and highly specific assignment feedback to students in...

Kristin Sainani (n e Cobb), Rita Popat, Lorene Nelson, PhD, Jay Bhattacharya, Corinna Anke Haberland, Raymond Balise

Our department (Health, Research, and Policy (HRP)) offers graduate degrees in Clinical Research and Epidemiology and Health Services Research....

Gilbert Chu

On-line learning offers the promise of improving medical education while controlling its cost. Biochemistry 205, Molecular Foundations of Medicine...

Amir Eshel, Ari Kelman, Vincent Barletta, Lindsey Felt, Brian Johnsrud, Mike Widner

Participatory and collaborative sensemaking of complex phenomena is central in today’s information-rich world. The critical thinking and close...

Christine Alfano, Annelise Heinz

Our project will develop online modules grounded in active learning principles to effectively support writers during long-term projects, from term...

Stephen Boyd, Jaehyun Park, Ahmed Bou-Rabee, Keegan Go, Jennifer Hong, Karanveer Mohan

We will design a class that will teach the basic ideas and de-mystify linear algebra, focussing on applications that impact all of us. The style...

Kevin Hsu

This open online course, which has already been launched as a pilot project, provides an overview of international women's health and human rights...

Scott Sagan, Kenneth Schultz, Amy Zegart, Gil-li Vardi, Martha Crenshaw, Matthew Connelly

Report.

Center for International...

Jennifer Martinez

This course will explore the role of media and communications in the human rights field, and in particular human rights education. Under the...

Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, C. Matthew Snipp, Karen Biestman, Lynn Meskell, Laura Jones, Michael Wilcox

The adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007 seemed to herald an era of increased...

David Palumbo-Liu, Mike Widner

This Stanford course will have three interactive components. The first will be a set of readings on the history and ethos of modern human rights....

Fiorenza Micheli, Chris Lowe, Jeremy Goldbogen, Mark Denny, Stephen Palumbi
Noah Rosenberg, Aliya Saperstein
Heather Hadlock, Jennifer DeVere Brody, Valerie Miner, Yvonne Yarbro-Beharano
James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS, Dana Lin MD, Laura Mazer, David M. Gaba, M.D., Sandi Feaster, Cara Liebert

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has evolved their accreditation system to the next level and has built upon their...

Dmitri Petrov, Rodolfo Dirzo, Giulio De Leo
Amir Eshel, Ari Kelman, Vincent Barletta, Michael Widner
Elaine Treharne, Mark Algee-Hewitt, Zephyr Frank

2013

Per Enge, Kevin Hsu, June Choi

Our massive open online course (MOOC) will utilize smart phones to teach the basics of satellite navigation, while overcoming the long-­held...

Kenji Hakuta, Guadalupe Valdes, Maria Santos, George Bunch, Tina Cheuk

This public course will lead with a comprehensive overview of the new standards in each of the disciplines and unpack the language and literacy...

Bruce Cain, David Freyberg, Gavin Jones, David Kennedy, Alex Nemerov
James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS, Cara Liebert, Dana Lin MD

Alternative models of didactic education include the “Flipped Classroom” model which employs short online videos prior to class with interactive...

Kristin Sainani (n e Cobb)

This online course in medical statistics will be offered as a MOOC on Stanford’s open source platform and will be used to “flip” the on-campus...

Gavin Jones, Jennifer Summit, Nicholas Jenkins

Online learning has the potential to change and reinvigorate the way that the arts and humanities are taught at the university level. There are...

Megan McClory , Noah Burns, Dan Stack, Steve Boxer
Jennifer Eberhardt, Rick Banks
David Grusky, Lindsay Owens

This course will depart from typical MOOC offerings by moving beyond the single-professor format and instead exploiting the capacity of MOOCs to...

Kavitha Ramchandran, Patricia Dwyer, Stephanie Harman, Edward Kilbane, Lori Klein Chaplain, Kelly Bugos, Judy Passaglia

This will be a multidisciplinary case based approach to learn how to integrate palliative care into cancer care. The learning goals include the...

Pam Grossman, Lisa Barker, Janet Carlson

This project will produce an online course that introduces prospective and practicing teachers to the features of high-quality, whole-class...

John Willinksy, Lauren Maggio, Samuel Smith Esseh, Eduardo Aguado, Kevin Stranack

The intent is to build a hybrid course on greater openness in education, research, and the circulation of knowledge suitable for listing in...

Guenther Walther

Theories suggest that peer assessment will improve students’ learning outcome, but a conclusive demonstration of this effect seems to be still...

Krishna Saraswat

This will be the second offering of “EE292L: Nanomanufacturing” using a flipped-classroom approach. In the first offering of the course, the team...

Alberto Salleo, Petr Johanes

This project consists of turning the first part of MATSCI 194/204 that teaches fundamental thermodynamics into episodic content along the lines of...

Jamie Holland Jones, Rebecca Bird, Giulio DeLeo, Eric Lambin, Lisa Curran

Paper,...

Clayborne Carson, Andrea McEvoy-Spero, Erik Loyer, Evan Bissell

The project’s goal is to enhance historical education about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his times by developing tools that encourage online...

Nick McKeown, Philip Levis

CS144 “An Introduction to Computer Networks” is offered every Fall quarter for Stanford students. CS144 has a reputation for being a “tough” class...

Amir Eshel, Fred Turner, Sam Wineburg, Brian Johnsrud, Mike Widner

Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and their accompanying technologies have almost exclusively focused on directly transferring in-person...

Ari Kelman, Matthew Williams, Ziva Hassenfeld, James Leventhal, Alla Efimova

This course will explore this question in the context of Jewish museums, prompting students to investigate the future of museums in the context of...

James Lau, MD, MHPE, FACS, Cara Liebert, Dana Lin MD

Reports of medical student mistreatment are frequent across medical school clerkships in the United States and can include types such as verbal...

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