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Milken Scholar 2007
Scholar Profile

Wyles Vance

Mechanical Engineering


Wyles earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford. While an undergraduate, he took part in the DARPA competition and was a member of Stanford's NCAA cycling team. He was also a member of the Stanford team that participated in the 2011 World Solar Challenge in Australia. After leaving Stanford, he joined Apple, where he currently works as a manufacturing design engineer. In his spare time, Wyles also serves as a lecturer in bicycle design and frame-building at Stanford.

High school:  Santa Monica High School


College Year Degree
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2011 B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
2014 M.S. Mechanical Engineering

News and Highlights

Wyles Vance (MS '07)

Close finish. The 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge, a 3,000 km solar car race in Australia, has wrapped up. Wyles Vance, MS ’07and the Stanford Solar Car Team placed 11th out of 37 teams from around the world. Congratulations to Stanford for a great race.