The second-largest classroom on campus, Hewlett 200, is no longer large enough to hold the 700-plus students enrolled in CS106A this quarter. Representatives from the Stanford University Fire Marshal’s Office visited Wednesday’s lecture in the 498-person capacity room.
220 students declared as computer science majors in the 2011-2012 school year, making it the most popular undergraduate major at Stanford.
“Everyone here is going to be a leader in their field,” said Mehran Sahami, an associate professor in computer science, Thursday during a lunchtime talk at Old Union. “If you understand that technology will have a huge impact in the future and educate yourself accordingly, you will be able to make decisions that impact other people’s lives.”