It’s impossible to fit in all the classes that interest me, with 13,209 options from which to choose. Regardless, I want to share with you a couple of neat classes that I’ve been able to squeak into my schedule and I’ve been so glad I did!
This quarter we’re exploring gravity and levity in art. Looking into the lighter side of art: the accessible, the social, the political, we’re learning about ways that art can seem unserious while dealing with serious, often political topics.
Each year about 1,000 Stanford undergraduates work closely with faculty mentors on research ranging from engineering and medicine to the humanities, fine arts and social sciences, in some cases traveling world-wide. These projects introduce students to the rigors of academic research, build analytic skills and also help students find their own future path, whether it’s diving deeper into academics or taking their passion and applying it to other careers.
I’ve written about choosing fun classes before, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to only take classes you’re super excited about. Throughout my Stanford career, I’ve had to take classes that don’t exactly line up with my interests or my academic strengths in order to fulfill requirements.
Sophie E. Miller, a chemical engineering major at Stanford, is one of 14 Americans “of exceptional ability and outstanding achievement” who have been awarded Churchill Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge in England for one year.