Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.
Kai Kight, ’14, a product design major, spins pop and classical into compositions for solo violin. For a look at the lives and work of other Stanford artists, visit: http://stanford.io/1lLVVe6
A typical routine for Nick Hoversten, ’14, a double major in history and studio art, involves painting, sculpting, woodworking, photography, surfing and practice and competition for Stanford Men’s Water Polo.
Stanford engineers have developed what could be the next big thing in interactive gaming: handheld game controllers that measure the player’s physiology and alter the gameplay to make it more engaging.
The detection of gravitational waves by the BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole supports the cosmic inflation theory of how the universe came to be. The discovery, made in part by Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo, supports the theoretical work of Stanford’s Andrei Linde. (Stanford News)