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Featured Research from Stanford University

Project Director or Projects, Tubelines, London Underground, Bechtel Civil (2007 - 2010)

Principal Investigator:

Led integrated client team responsible for delivering £2.9 billion in capital improvements to the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines which carry over 45% of London Underground passengers. Projects included upgrading 99 stations, 150 escalators and 32 lifts, replacing and refurbishing 150km of track; all these works delivered ahead of schedule. The largest brown-field signaling upgrade in the world, and a quantum leap from the WWII era mechanical lever-frame line-side signals being replaced, the Jubilee line upgrade increased system capacity by 40%.

Project Computer-Assisted Learning, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Previously, we conducted five large-scale trials to evaluate Computer Assisted Learning (CAL), a computer program designed to teach remedial math and Chinese. The results of the trials have shown that CAL boosts students’ academic performance and confidence. In order to see whether CAL can be scaled-up throughout the country, we need to know whether prefectural education bureaus are capable of managing CAL programs.

Location

Qinghai, China

Project Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Is China building a new professional class or spending billions on teen daycare? The government has invested heavily in making vocational school a viable alternative to academic high school. However, many vocational schools fail to provide fair, safe, or human capital-enhancing experiences. REAP is testing a system that holds schools accountable to clear quality standards and provides students and their families with the information they need to make informed schooling choices.

Location

China

Project Seeing is Learning, Stanford University / Rural Education Action Program

Principal Investigator:

Tens of millions of children in rural and migrant areas of China that have uncorrected vision, and the condition is having a serious impact on their education. Following three years of research and five randomized controlled trials studying this issue, we are now working with local governments in rural China to incorporate vision care into the healthcare agenda.

Location

Gansu, China

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