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Ways to Engage

OPEN GARAGE TALK: CARS lecture series held at the Automotive Innovation Facility in the fall, winter and spring quarter featuring noteworthy speakers from the automotive, mobility and transportation realm. Check the CARS events page to confirm dates and to register.

Stanford Online
Stanford Center for Professional Development
Stanford Online: Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Program


Your unrestricted gift allows us to support innovative interdisciplinary research focusing on human-centered mobility, expand class offerings and develop future mobility leaders. When you arrive at the MAKE A GIFT page, please type “Center for Automotive Research at Stanford’ in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS/OTHER DESIGNATION box.  Make a gift online  Please contact Adele Tanaka for more information on making a gift.


The following ME Design project courses provide an opportunity for industry affiliates to participate with teams of students under faculty supervision in developing an engineering design or product design incorporating technical development, project discovery opportunity and educational growth.

ME113: Senior-level Mechanical Engineering Design

April through June (undergraduate seniors)

ME170AB: Mechanical Engineering Design: Integrating Context with Engineering

January through June (undergraduate seniors)

ME218D: Smart Product Design: Projects

September through December (graduate students)

ME310A/BC: Engineering Design Entrepreneurship & Innovation

September through June (graduate students, master’s thesis equivalent)

ME317A/B: Design Methods: Product Definition & Quality by Design

January through June (graduate students). Not offered AY19.

For more information on these project classes please see the ME Design Group website here.