“Die Luft der Freiheit weht”
“the wind of freedom blows.”
The Mistaken Mascot
The birth of Stanford university was in 1867 when The former governor of California purchased 650 acres of land to begin the development of Palo Alto Stock Farm. Later he bought approximately 80,000 adjoining properties. Leland Stanford moved west after the gold rush hoping to find his fortune in railroads. Soon after he became a leader of the Republican party, Govenor, and eventually U.S senator. His wife Jane was mother to his only son, Leland Jr., who died in 1884 of typhoid fever after traveling with the family in Italy. Nearing his sons death, the Stanford's decided that "the children of California will be our children." as a remembrance for their beloved son. After seeing through many options, they decide to establish two institutions- a University and a museum. After making some "nontraditional choices" and "non-denominational", a school allowing coeducation and not being related to religion.
After six years of planning and building, Stanford opened their doors on October 1, 1891. The student body consisted of 555 men and women with 15 faculty members. The university first student president was David Starr Jordan, who left his position as president at Indiana for the adventure awaiting west.
Admission Data as of 2015:
Admit Rate: 5.1%
No official scores are listed on the university’s website, it is listed that they will evaluate potential students based on their entire profile and not just their scores.
Tuition and Costs
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT 2014-15
Required Fees: Vaden Health Center(applied only to students living on campus)$573
Room and Board$13,631
* Stanford one-time Orientation Fee, which applies only to freshmen and transfers:$438
Heath Insurance (estimated)
* Vaden Health Center fee charged only to students living on campus. Not included is the orientation fee, which is required for freshmen only. $4,296
The median per student cumulative undergraduate indebtedness for students earning undergraduate degrees between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 and receiving financial aid: $14,000
The average per student cumulative undergraduate indebtedness for students earning undergraduate degrees between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 and receiving financial aid:$19,230Percent of graduates with debt: 23%
Campus Life: Fountain Hopping
Fountain Hopping involves touring and partaking of Stanford’s main campus fountains.
CHEMENG 12SC (section 1)
An Exploration of Art Materials: The Intersection of Art and Science2014-2015 SummerMONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY10:00AM - 12:00PMHERRIN T185CHEMENG 191H (section 1)
Undergraduate Honors Seminar2014-2015 SummerTUESDAY12:00AM - 12:00AMHERRIN T185CHEMENG 191H (section 1)
Undergraduate Honors Seminar2014-2015 WinterTUESDAY4:15PM - 5:15PMHERRIN T185CHEMENG 500 (section 1)
Special Topics in Protein Biotechnology2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 500 (section 1)
Special Topics in Protein Biotechnology2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 501 (section 1)
Special Topics in Semiconductor Processing2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 501 (section 1)
Special Topics in Semiconductor Processing2014-2015 Winter12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 503 (section 1)
Special Topics in Biocatalysis2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 503 (section 1)
Special Topics in Biocatalysis2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 505 (section 1)
Special Topics in Microrheology2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 505 (section 1)
Special Topics in Microrheology2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 507 (section 1)
Special Topics in Polymer Physics and Molecular Assemblies2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 507 (section 1)
Special Topics in Polymer Physics and Molecular Assemblies2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 510 (section 1)
Special Topics in Transport Mechanics2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 510 (section 1)
Special Topics in Transport Mechanics2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 513 (section 1)
Special Topics in Functional Organic Materials for Electronic and Optical Devices2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 513 (section 1)
Special Topics in Functional Organic Materials for Electronic and Optical Devices2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 514 (section 1)
Special Topics in Biopolymer Physics2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 514 (section 1)
Special Topics in Biopolymer Physics2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 515 (section 1)
Special Topics in Molecular and Systems Biology2014-2015 Winter12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 515 (section 1)
Special Topics in Molecular and Systems Biology2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 516 (section 1)
Special Topics in Energy and Catalysis2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 516 (section 1)
Special Topics in Energy and Catalysis2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 517 (section 1)
Special Topics in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism2014-2015 Winter12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 517 (section 1)
Special Topics in Microbial Physiology and Metabolism2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 518 (section 1)
Special Topics in Advanced Biophysics and Protein Design2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 518 (section 1)
Special Topics in Advanced Biophysics and Protein Design2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 519 (section 1)
Special Topics in Interface Science and Catalysis2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 519 (section 1)
Special Topics in Interface Science and Catalysis2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 520 (section 1)
Special Topics in Biological Chemistry2014-2015 Spring12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 520 (section 1)
Special Topics in Biological Chemistry2014-2015 Summer12:00AM - 12:00AMCHEMENG 521 (section 1)
Special Topics in Nanostructured Materials for Energy and the Environment2014-2015 Summer1:00AM - 1:00AM
Chemical engineers use their knowledge of chemistry and math to create manufacturing processes, equipment and products. Some of their job duties include performing research, ensuring safety procedures get followed, doing performance tests and estimating costs. They need at least a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, although those who want to pursue advanced roles in management, academic or research may earn a graduate degree. Like other types of engineers, chemical engineers need state license to provide engineering services to the public. Chemical engineers will need a bachelor's degree from an accredited program to gain entry into the profession. In order to become licensed, individuals must gain work experience and pass additional exams. For some positions, a graduate degree in chemical engineering may be required. The BLS predicted that employment of chemical engineers will increase by 4% over the years 2012 through 2022. According to the BLS, the May 2013 median annual salary of a chemical engineer was $95,730.
Letter of Recommendation
To whom it may concern,
I write this letter in recommendation of Laila Carmen Contreras as a student at Stanford University. Ms. Contreras is an outstanding scholar who has much to offer in the field of Chemical Engineering. Within the five years of knowing Ms. Contreras, I have observed her to be a highly intellectual and proficient student.
One of the several assets Ms. Contreras acquires is her ability to pursue any task assigned to her. She goes above and beyond to surpass all expectations, making a phenomenal, lasting impression on anyone whom has the privilege of meeting her. I have taken great notice to her desire for knowledge, and her willingness to learn. She accepts any challenge with a positive attitude, viewing it as another opportunity to deepen her experience on the subject at hand. Her strengths are ongoing, from intelligent and ambitious, to prominent and resourceful.
Ms. Contreras is more than qualified to attend Stanford University. She obtains a desire to achieve greatness, which will greatly contribute to her field of study. If you wish to discuss Mr. Contreras further, please contact me at email@example.com, or via phone: (915) 987-8731.
Engineering Department Chair
AP IB Engineering Teacher
El Dorado High School
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Tel: (915) (915) 987-8731
Contreras, Laila Carmen
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Obtain an Engineering position at Stanford University to pursue my career as a Chemical Engineer.
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