“STANFORD THREATENS LIMITS ON NUMBER OF CS MAJORS,” the sensationalist all-campus email newsletter The Fountain Hopper (better known as The FoHo) alerted readers in fall 2016, during my freshman year. There wasn’t a lot of substantiating evidence beyond the fear mongering title, and the information was later revealed to be false. Nevertheless, a panic ensued in my freshman dorm, although most of my friends were a ways away from even thinking about declaring.
This past weekend, Stanford University hosted its fifth annual TreeHacks, a 36 hour hackathon that drew 1,254 students from 95 universities.
In the introductory Mechanical Engineering class, ME 1, students have to grasp the rudiments of an engineering software known as MATLAB (short form for “matrix laboratory”). While some might enjoy the coding (which at first is significantly easier than that of its Java counterpart), MATLAB is most certainly the bane of others’ existence. On that…
Miriam Haart ’22 is the 19-year-old co-teacher of CS11: How to Make VR, a class on designing virtual reality applications using the Unity game engine, a platform for developing applications.
In CS 274: “Representations and Algorithms for Computational Molecular Biology,” bioengineering professor
Computer science researcher and lecturer Chris Piech ’10 M.A. ’11 Ph.D. ’16, who currently teaches the introductory computer science course CS 106A: Programming Methodologies, has implemented a new assignment submission system in a personal research project to better understand students’ learning processes.
Early this year, research fellow Hilary Cohen and professors Jeremy Weinstein, Mehran Sahami and Rob Reich were pictured in a copy of The New York Times. They stood together in the atrium of the Gates Computer Science Building, a determined look crossing each of their faces. “On Campus, Computer Science Departments Find a Blind Spot:…
TreeHacks, Stanford’s annual collegiate hackathon, returned for its fourth year from Feb. 16 to 18.