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Stanford Scientific Magazine

There are many science magazines around the world, but did you know that Stanford University has its own?

Stanford Scientific is Stanford's only student-led science magazine covering cutting-edge science, ethics, and policy news. The magazine comprises undergraduate and graduate students who share a passion for providing a forum for students to express their knowledge and perspectives on the implications of new scientific advances. The magazine also seeks to explore and report on new scientific discoveries and research-in-progress in the Stanford scientific community through interaction with faculty and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Stanford Scientific was created in the spring of 2002 by a group of conscientious science students with the aim of bridging the disconnect between scientific discovery and the application, social impacts, ethical issues, and policies that result from new technologies.

Stanford Scientific serves as a forum for students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to consider the implications of technology beyond the laboratory. For scientists, it is an opportunity to express their views and explain their work to the lay public. For non-scientists, it is an opportunity to engage with the science world and to understand how intimately tied it has become with the humanities.

By enhancing scientific journalism at Stanford and fostering a dialogue among students and faculty, Stanford Scientific Magazine aims to clear a path so that students may be given a forum (and encouragement), not just for their scientific contributions but also for their insight into the issues that technology creates in the world at large.

In the future, Stanford Scientific aims to be a resource not only for the Stanford community, but for communities across the globe.

Upon publication, Stanford Scientific is circulated throughout dormitories, departments, libraries, and communal buildings at Stanford. Stanford Scientific is also published online so that student's voices may be heard by those outside the Stanford community.

—Stephanie Oberfoell
   SLAC Today, April 21, 2006