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  • Meet the Makers Spring 2019

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Spring Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Meet the Makers Spring 2018

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Spring Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Silversmithing and Design Show Winter 2018

    Beautiful and precious objects, magnificently designed and realized by twenty-four Stanford students.

  • Meet the Makers Winter 2018

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Winter Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Meet the Makers Autumn 2017

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Autumn Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Meet the MAKERS Spring 2017

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Spring Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Meet the MAKERS Winter 2017

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING Winter Quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, fine jewelry, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • MEET THE MAKER!

    After more than 150,000 miles of bluewater sailing, Peter and Jennifer Francis decided to design and build their own high-performance catamaran using a rigorous combination of computational fluid dynamics modeling, 3D design and manufacture, and empirical testing. The carbon-fiber vessel Saphira will depart on her maiden voyage from Cape Cod to Micronesia next year.

    Peter Francis trained as a machinist and tool-and-die maker before entering the business world. He was board chair, president, and CEO of J.M. Huber Corporation; owned and operated three companies; and lived and worked outside the U.S. for nearly a decade. Francis graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College and holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    DESSERT WILL BE SERVED.

  • Meet the MAKERS Fall 2016

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING fall quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Remembering John McMordie BS ’15, MS ‘17

    Please join us for a celebration of the life and legacy of John McMordie, a Product Realization Lab Teaching Assistant who was an inspiration to all who knew him.
    We're creating a "John's Legacy" scrapbook. Please share a note, story, favorite picture--anything that reminds you of John and can be taped onto an 8.75” x 8.75" scrapbook page. Pages can be dropped off at the PRL Office, Room 102 in the Peterson Engineering Building.

    If you have photos of John, please email them to iziebold@alumni.stanford.edu so they can be included in the reception slide show tribute.

    Questions? Please contact Frances Yang at francesy@stanford.edu or 650.724.3586.

  • MEET THE MAKERS Spring Student Work!

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING spring quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • MEET THE MAKERS Winter 2016 Student Showcase

    STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING winter quarter projects with innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • MEET THE MAKERS Student Work

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING fall quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • MEET the MAKERS Student Showcase

    Product Realization Lab students transform big ideas into pathbreaking products. See innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE! Come get a glimpse of the future!

  • Meet the Makers: REACTION Disaster Housing

    32 million disaster victims are made homeless each year. REACTION is making stackable, transportable, connectable, recyclable temporary homes for them. And they’ve raised $11M+ in seed and venture funds to do it. Hear their off-the-record account of how REACTION is transforming disaster shelter response.
    The speakers: Michael McDaniel, the CEO and Founder of REACTION, was formerly with Frog Design. Mariel Lanas, BS ’13 (Product Design) MS ’15 (Mechanical Engineering), is the Design Engineer at REACTION and was formerly at Apple and Driptech.

  • MEET THE MAKER: Krista Donaldson

    Krista Donaldson (MSE Product Design ’98, PhD Mechanical Engineering ‘04) is CEO of D-REV,
    a non-profit product development company that designs and delivers products to people living on less than $4 a day.

    Donaldson led the release of Brilliance (a low-cost, high-quality phototherapy device that reduces the number of infant deaths and disability caused by newborn jaundice) and ReMotion (an affordable prosthetic knee that is worn by over 4,900 amputees in the developing world).

    Donaldson has been named one of Fast Company’s 50 Designers Shaping the Future, is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and is the recipient of the General Electric Alva Award for "helping to shape the future by putting ideas into action.”

    Before leading D-Rev, Donaldson served as a Diplomacy Fellow for the U.S. Department of State and guided Iraq’s economic policy and the reconstruction of its electricity sector.

    Come and hear Donaldson's view of the growing impact of the engineering-design-social enterprise sector.

  • MEET THE MAKER: Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller is the co-founder and chief excellence officer at WET and creator of the fountains of Bellagio, Lincoln Center, and Waters Park for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. In this Meet the Maker session, Mark will discuss his work using water and energy to transform human connection with the elements, with each other, and with our inner selves.

  • MEET THE MAKERS Winter 2015!

    Product Realization Lab student-made bikes! furniture! lighting! sports gear! and MUCH MORE! Come see for yourself!

  • Battle of the HOOP-BOTS!

    Student-engineered HOOP-BOTS shoot baskets with the efficiency of the Splash Brothers!Two-minute sudden-death elimination rounds! The BOT with the highest score wins!

    It’s WILD! It’s CRAZY! It’s STANFORD MECHATRONICS!

  • Making the Future for the Other 90%

    Erica Estrada-Liou is a master at developing brilliant solutions that transform the lives of the least fortunate. In her one-hour Meet the Maker session, Estrada-Liou will give her inside view of how “design engineering” can tackle some seemingly intractable challenges in underserved communities.

    Estrada-Liou is the co-founder of d.light design, a social enterprise that provides affordable light and power products to people living off of the electrical grid; Stanford Social Entrepreneurship Lab, which uses human-centered design to alleviate poverty and related social issues; and the developer of Design for Change: Poverty in America, a course in which students designed solutions to improve services for people experiencing homelessness.

  • MEET THE MAKER: Ken Martin

    Ken Martin (MS, Management Science and Engineering ’94, Biodesign fellow 2004-2005) shares his experiences applying the lessons of the Product Realization Lab to the care and feeding of startup medical device companies.

    Martin is currently the President and CEO of Cibiem, Inc., a medical device company pioneering a novel treatment for hypertension and heart failure. Previously, he was the CEO of Sadra Medical, a percutaneous aortic valve company, which he successfully sold to Boston Scientific in 2011.

  • Meet the Makers Students Presentations 2014

    More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING fall quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • Meet the Makers Expert Session: Robin Petravic

    Robin Petravic MFA ’97 discusses the process by which he transformed HEATH Ceramics from a dilapidated factory to an industry juggernaut in California-made, artisan-created products of enduring beauty and purpose that enhance people’s lives

  • Meet the Makers Expert Session: Matt Lenoci

    Matthew Lenoci MS '93 shares his insider’s look at MATTEO, the American sewn textiles manufacturing company he founded in 1996. MATTEO is one of very few textile manufacturers left in the United States. Matt will share his story of what MATTEO is doing to help re-awaken the spirit of “Made in America” while creating jobs and building community in East Los Angeles.

  • Silversmithing Show!

    Beautiful and precious objects, magnificently designed and realized by twenty-two Stanford students.

  • Got Robot?

    Curt Wilson, Vice President of
    Engineering and Research at
    Delta Tau Data Systems, will demo some amazing motion control
    robots, explore the state of the art, and predict our robotic future.

  • Meet the Makers! Student Presentations

    Product Realization Lab students transform big ideas into pathbreaking products. Come get a glimpse of the future!

  • Meet the Makers! Student Presentations Spring '14

    More than 100 Product Realization Lab students will show their amazing projects! Come see bikes, furniture, lighting, sports gear, jewelry, Exploratorium exhibits, and MUCH MORE!

  • Meet the Makers NeXperts Panel!

    What‘s the NEXT BIG THING? The next generation of Product Realization Lab grads—the NEXPERT MAKERS!—who are transforming our world will share their triumphs, tribulations, and telescopic views of the future with panel moderator SilverLake Kraftwerk Managing Director Adam Grosser.

  • BOTCOIN BONANZA!

    Bitcoins aren’t the only superhot cryptocurrency making headlines! In the immortal words of Gordon Gecko, GREED IS GOOD!
    Stanford Mechatronics students created BITBOTS that battle for BOTCOINS!
    Come see the victorious BITBOT walk off with all the SAMOLEANS!

  • Silversmithing and Design

    Beautiful and precious objects, magnificently designed and realized.

  • Meet the Makers Expert Session: TOYS!

    Meet Chris Haughey, the Co-founder and Head Elf at Tegu. Headquartered in Honduras, Tegu is a global pioneer in creating and manufacturing sustainable, joy-enhancing, community-building toys.

    In this Meet the Makers Expert Session, Haughey will share his triumphs, tribulations, and telescopic view of the future.

  • Meet the Makers Expert Session: SPORTS PLANES!

    KIRK HAWKINS is a former F-16 fighter pilot, seaplane instructor, SCUBA diver, and founder and CEO of ICON Aircraft.

    Fortune called the ICON A5 aircraft “the Ferrari of the skies” and likens low-altitude sport flying to “off-road airspace for pilots who don’t want to fly at 30,000 feet going Mach 0.8.”

    Hawkins will share the triumphs and tribulations of launching this pathbreaking venture, as well as his telescopic view of the future of recreational flying.

  • Meet the Makers Expert Session: CRAVE!

    MICHAEL TOPOLOVAC, serial entrepreneur and creator of products that range from photography and sports gear to sex toys, will share triumphs, tribulations, and his telescopic view of the future.

  • Meet the Makers Expert Session: SPORTS GEAR!

    PETER DREISSIGACKER, founder and CEO of Concept2, is the creator of the first viable, affordable composite racing oar, and designer/manufacturer of the best-selling rowing machine in the world.
    Of the 84 boats that made it to the finals in the 2012 Olympic Games, a total of 59 were rowing with Concept2 oars.

  • Flexible Parts RULE!

    Flexible Part Design student innovators present their fresh takes on sports equipment, audio accessories, lighting, kitchen tools, electronics, toys, and more. SEE FOR YOURSELF!

  • Meet the Makers!

    Product Realization Lab students present their AMAZING fall quarter projects! See innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!

  • PERFECT PITCH!

    A panel of Silicon Valley investors choose the student-made smartphone-powered prototypes most likely to transform the home automation, electrical test equipment, extreme sports videography, and gaming markets.

  • LISA, Michelangelo, and the Future of Engineering

    Paolo Bosetti, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, discusses LISA (Laser in Space Antenna that measures space gravity), Michelangelo (European automated manufactory system), and what these projects signal for the global manufacturing revolution.

  • Meet the Makers!

    One hundred life changing products by one hundred product realization lab students

  • ME298: Silversmithing and Design

    Spring Class Show

  • The Chair

    Eleven original designs from Stanford students

  • Fiscal Cliff Face-Off

    Sumo senator robots. Two minute face-offs. Last SumoSenator standing avoids the Fiscal Cliff

  • Meet the Makers!

    Stanford students transform big ideas into transformative products.

  • ME298: Silversmithing and Design

    Winter Class Show