Stanford Tech History Project
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We’re writing a history of tech at Stanford in the last decade

The Stanford Tech History Project seeks to document how Stanford’s tech ecosystem has changed since 2010.

The project will crowdsource contributions from students with expertise in ten domains essential to the tech ecosystem: administration, culture, curricula, diversity, entrepreneurship, ethics, external relationships, funding, recruitment, and research. The students’ deep expertise within the communities and topics they are studying aims to provide a more detailed and nuanced perspective inaccessible to outside researchers and journalists. Contributors will analyze historical data and conduct interviews with alumni and faculty, culminating in a final report that will be published Spring 2021.

Ultimately, we aim to conduct the first comprehensive analysis of trends within Stanford’s tech ecosystem over the last ten years, while drawing conclusions about Stanford’s values, priorities, attitudes, and role in the broader tech ecosystem and society at large. The final report will propose recommendations for University decision-makers with an eye toward maintaining Stanford’s status as a top innovation and engineering hub, increasing diversity and inclusion, and creating more technology with ethics and public interest in mind. The project is supported by a grant from Stanford’s Ethics, Society, and Technology Hub

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data as of March 28th, 2021