Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
STANFORD UNIVERSITY IS a private university located approximately 37 mi. (59 km.) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 mi. (32 km.) northwest of San Jose in Stanford, California. Stanford is situated adjacent to the city of Palo Alto, near Silicon Valley. The university enrolls approximately 6,700 undergraduates and 8,000 graduate students. The university has approximately 1,700 faculty members. Forty percent of the faculty is affiliated with the medical school, and a third serves in the School of Humanities and Sciences. Graduate studies in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences involve academic course work and independent research. Students are prepared for careers as professional scientists in research or for the application of the earth sciences to mineral, energy, and water resources. Programs lead to M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. degrees. Course programs in the areas of faculty interest are tailored Launched ...