Stanford has a class for just about everything, but there are also opportunities to design your own course. I’m starting my second independent study this spring!
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.
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.
W.E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry, was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in developing microscopy techniques to view molecular processes in real time.
Now that the school year is over, there are 1,691 incoming Stanford undergraduates who, for the most part, are on summer break and eagerly awaiting the beginning of their Stanford careers. While I’m glad I thoroughly enjoyed that summer, there are a few things I wish I had done before coming to Stanford. These are just suggestions that I wish someone had told me…
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde’s contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.