EE Admit News - June 2017

Important Dates 

July 31Deadline to submit entrance medical requirements
August 1Axess opens for autumn course enrollment
August 15Deadline to opt out of Cardinal Care for international students
September 15Deadline to opt out of Cardinal Care for domestic students
September 21-22EE New Student Orientation
September 25First day of classes

Be sure to check out the Incoming Student Checklist below for important to-do items!

EE website summary

EE News, Events, and Spotlight Profiles

EE's website is a single place that provides a wealth of information for graduate students. As you prepare to arrive on campus, take some time to explore
  • News: Current and archived news stories. Browse stories by date or keyword. Learn about EE research, awards, and more.
  • Events: See what's happening in and around EE. Click for details and to view by Month, Week, Day or Year.
  • Spotlight: Profiles of EE students, alumni, and faculty — Get to know us!


Graduating Students: Submit Final Transcript

After you graduate from your current program, arrange to have your final official transcript (paper or electronic) sent to the central Graduate Admissions Office:

Mailing Address: 
Graduate Admissions Office
Office of the University Registrar
482 Galvez Mall, Suite 120
Stanford, CA 94305-6032


This transcript must include proof of degree conferral in order to satisfy any transcript item that appears on your Axess To Do List. You do NOT need to submit your final transcript to the EE department. If you already sent your transcript to the department, it will be forwarded to the central office so you do not need to re-send it.


Submit Entrance Medical Requirements

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 31

The Vaden Health Center is an important campus resource committed to providing care, support, and education to Stanford students. In keeping with this mission are the entrance medical requirements with which all students must comply. Learn More | Questions?


Energy@Stanford & SLAC: Energy Research for the 21st Century

September 11-14, 2017
Accepting applications on a rolling basis

Jumpstart your Stanford graduate school experience with 120 fellow incoming students interested in energy. Build your personal energy network. Learn about current research from over 30 Stanford energy faculty. Develop a broad-spectrum of understanding on the current energy landscape. This four-and-a-half-day course will allow you to learn about the depth and breadth of energy research at Stanford, grow your personal cross-campus network, meet Stanford energy faculty, attend in-depth master classes of your choice, visit Stanford’s state-of-the-art Central Energy Facility, participate in the Energy & Carbon Market Competition, and build an interdisciplinary community across campus. The program will also offer an optional half-day tour (on September 15) of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. An energy background is not required; students from all departments are encouraged to apply. Free and open to Stanford graduate and professional school students who have an interest in energy. Learn More | Questions?


Applications open for BIOE273, MED 273: Biodesign for Mobile Health

Fall Quarter 2017-18
Enrollment is by application only- first round closes early September

The Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign is now accepting applications for enrollment to this experiential, multidisciplinary and diverse three-unit course focused on the rapidly developing Mobile Health technology sector. In a collaborative environment, students learn about the driving Mobile Health needs and the innovation process that meets them through the understanding of relevant and timely industry-wide perspectives, opportunities and challenges. Over 50 Expert Guests from the Mobile Health industry and entrepreneurial community join Faculty and researchers from Stanford University and others as panelists, speakers and mentors in interactive sessions and team activities. Students work in diverse teams on a project, supported by mentors and coaches, towards final presentations made in December to a panel of prominent mobile health innovators and investors. Enrollment is by application only. Apply now at: More | Questions?


Fun Contest!

Submit your answers to: (include "June Contest" in subject line). The first three submissions with correct answers will receive a prize at orientation. The winners will be announced in next month's issue. Hint:These questions maybe used for an orientation activity.

1. The HP garage replica is housed in what Stanford building?
2. What year was the Stanford EE Department founded?
3. This "Stanford Prison Experiment" took place in what building?
4. Which Stanford EE Faculty was awarded the 2017 IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal?

Incoming Student Checklist

 International students: Request your I-20/DS-2019 as soon as possible if you have not already done so.

 Check your "To-Do" list in Axess throughout the summer for any documents that are missing from your student record. Any questions about To Do List items should be directed to the central Graduate Admissions Office (

 Graduating students: Submit your final transcript (with proof of degree conferral) to the central Graduate Admissions Office. You do NOT need to submit your final transcript to the EE department.

 Did you receive external scholarships or fellowships for your graduate studies at Stanford? Please remember that you must send a copy of the award letter outlining the terms of your award to You may be eligible to receive Stanford's health insurance subsidy if you are receiving outside funding.

 Submit entrance medical requirements by Monday, July 31.

 Verify/update your contact information in Axess and your StanfordWho directory listing.

 Upload a photo for your Stanford ID card at

 If you do not wish to enroll in Cardinal Care, the default student health insurance option for all full-time Stanford students, you will need to waive this option by Tuesday, August 15 (international students) or Friday, September 15 (domestic students). Specific eligibility requirements apply for students who wish to waive Cardinal Care. For more information, see

Gateway for New Graduate Students

For more resources to aid in your transition to Stanford, check out the VPGE's Gateway for New Graduate Students, a "one-stop shop" for any questions you may have as an incoming graduate student:

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about EE Admit News, please contact the EE Admissions Office at