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Splash! Fall 2012
Course Catalog

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Biological and Medical Science

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B2429: A brief introduction to population genetics
Difficulty: **

The human genome is comprised of three billion base pairs, of which, surprisingly, 99.9% of the
base pairs are identical across the entire human population. Only a very small fraction of the genome
harbors any variation. It is this small, variable fraction that plays an important role in natural selection
and can inform us about historical events such as human migration.

We will be discussing and using hands-on activities to illustrate various forces in evolution including
drift, selection, demography, and mutation. We will look at case studies in biological organisms that
highlight the impact of these evolutionary forces, including studies on human ancestry, disease and
personalized medicine.


Prerequisites
Some math and biology background useful but not necessary.

B2339: Getting a 'taste' of experimental biology: DNA extraction from strawberries
Difficulty: **

In this section, students will get a basic introduction about the molecule that is the blueprint of life: DNA. After learning about some of its physical and biological properties, we will isolate DNA from strawberries, which you can then take home!

B2472: What your body looks like on the inside

Medical students will take you through a tour of human anatomy. Note: students will learn with human cadavers, people who have died and donated their bodies to be studied by medical students. Students who are squeamish or uncomfortable around dead bodies should not enroll in this class.

B2494: Are Genes Fate?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Trevor Martin

Is it possible to predict all the diseases you will get the moment you are born? Do our eating habits and lifestyle choices really influence our health? Is a world like that shown in the movie Gattaca a possibility for our future? Find out in this class what modern genetics and medicine have to say about these exciting questions and learn what knowing a person's DNA sequence really tells us and what are the strengths and limitations of prediction based on a DNA sequence.


Prerequisites
Any sort of introduction to Biology course; should understand basics of DNA and genes.

B2532: Science Writing
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Leslie Todd

We'll explore some methods for writing papers for publication in scientific journals. The examples will focus on writing for a medical journal about hantavirus, which recently caused illness and death in several visitors to Yosemite National Park. Bring paper and pencil -- we'll be writing.

B2359: Bendy Bones Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Devan Diwanji

The central idea of this class is that dairy contributes to our health by providing calcium for bone strength and growth. Yet, some forms of dairy are preferred over others depending on calcium, fat, and caloric content. The importance of calcium intake during adolescence will be stressed with the "Bendy Bones" activity.


Prerequisites
None; intended for the age groups specified below.

B2423: 10 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Science
Difficulty: *

Multimedia and audiovisual demos and presentations to peak scientific curiosity in young minds. From cool organisms to recent discoveries, you will definitely be exposed to something new to remind you how exciting research can be. Come to our class and you'll walk away amazed by science!


Prerequisites
none - you don't need any background knowledge to be intrigued by the crazy discoveries of modern science.

B2444: Cancer and Stem Cells
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Dena Leeman

Come to this class to learn more about stem cells, cancer, the reasoning behind some of the ways we currently treat cancer, and some new discoveries in the cancer and stem cell fields!

B2474: Game theory and the Evolution of Cooperation
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Michael McLaren

Would you risk your own life to save your brother or sister? How about to save a person you never met? While certainly an extreme example, such altruistic, or selfless, acts are common throughout the tree of life, from bacteria to humans. Yet the prevalence of altruism, and cooperation more generally, is puzzling from an evolutionary point of view. Selfish individuals can get help from others without having to give anything back; shouldn't natural selection then favor selfish behavior, ultimately leading to the loss of cooperation?

We will use evolutionary game theory as a framework for understanding the evolution of cooperation, and discuss some possible solutions to this famous evolutionary puzzle.


Prerequisites
Algebra I

B2367: Finding a Cure for Cancer
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Melissa Ko

It has been more than forty years since President Nixon declared "war" on cancer, starting a nationwide effort to research and develop more effective treatments for cancer. So now, in 2012, many are wondering: where is the cure?

Learn about the complexities of cancer and tumor biology, the kinds of questions we are answering with research now, and why "finding a cure for cancer" is not as simple as it sounds.


Prerequisites
basic understanding of cell biology and cancer biology

B2439: Practical Neuroscience -
Difficulty: **
Teachers: David Carreon

What is the brain? How does it work? How can I make it stronger?

You'll learn about awesome experiments that show that the brain can be rewired, remolded and strengthened. From procrastination to daydreaming, neural networks and willpower, we'll cover what you need to know about the brain.

If you've got a brain, you should take this course! :)

B2399: Stem Cells in Life and Disease
Difficulty: **

An introductory survey of stem cell biology in multicellular organisms, including worms, flies, lizards, fish, mice, and, of course, humans. We'll breeze through basic biological principles, then move directly into "case studies" of how stem cells can be both the cause and cure of common diseases. Taught by Stanford PhD students in Cancer Biology.


Prerequisites
High school biology (regular, honors, or AP all welcome).

B2414: Hepatitis B: Exploring the Greatest Health Disparity in Asian and Pacific Islanders
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Arie Kim

1 in 10 Asians and Pacific Islanders is infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), the leading cause of liver cancer in the world. In this class, we will discuss the biology of hepatitis B, the vaccination and screening process, and the treatment options. We will also explore epidemiology of why hepatitis B is more prevalent in certain demographics. Finally, we'll have a group discussion about how you can make a difference in your community through involvement with the Asian Liver Center and Team HBV high school chapters!

B2459: Lights, cameras, biology!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Mingyu Chung

Learn how scientists make and study movies of cells to learn about how cells work.

B2505: Evolution of Sleep
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Fanuel Muindi

Sleep patterns vary in many ways across species. The aim of this class is to summarize our understanding of the diversity of sleep patterns found across species from insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Through the comparative approach, you will learn the fundamental characteristics of sleep across species through their similarities and differences!

B2524: Understand Evolution by Inventing LEGO Animals
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Yan Guo, Dawei Lin

Animals are Nature's inventions through evolution, which is a process consisting of inventions, modifications and selections. In this class, you will be a master of LEGO animal kingdom to build amazing animals using evaluation principles.

B2511: Human Sleep Disorders
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Fanuel Muindi

According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million US adults have some sort of sleep disorder. Insufficient sleep has been linked to many maladies including diabetes, depression, and obesity. In this class, we will discuss some of the sleep disorders from their etiology, symptoms, and current treatments. We will also discuss some tips for good sleep hygiene.

B2408: Food: The good, the bad and the ugly
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Martell Hesketh

Did you know to make a simple PB&J sandwich all your ingredients had to travel about 6,500 miles??? Do you know where the peanuts that make peanut butter are grown or the wheat to make your bread?

In this class we will explore where our food came from in the past and how we get it today through activities, discussion and videos.


Prerequisites
A love for food and hunger for knowledge!

B2588: RNAi (RNA interference)
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Deborah Caswell

This class will cover the history of the discovery of microRNAs and how we are using them as molecular tools today to combat diseases such as cancer.

B2510: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT.
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Sophia Chernikova

We will explore the evolution of an old saying in relationship to modern chronic disease, touching upon the role of a healthy lifestyle in prevention and cure of various chronic diseases including cancer.

B2483: Genetic Counseling: What's in your genes?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kristen Dilzell

Does the term "genetic counseling" make you think of the movie Gattaca or designer babies? What does a genetic counselor actually do? This class will answer this question by introducing students to an exciting profession that combines the fields of medicine, genetics, psychology, and ethics. This class will explore the different roles genetic counselors play in various settings and review real case examples of genetic counseling sessions to give participants the opportunity to explore this interesting career path.

B2430: Why Do You Smell?: The Neurobiology of Smell
Difficulty: *

How are we able to enjoy the scent of frying bacon in the morning? Why does smelling popcorn trigger that flashback of watching Spiderman in 3D? The olfactory system is the elegant biological network that allows us to have these experiences. In this course, we will describe how different parts of this system work together to create our sense of smell: from the specialized cells that detect chemical compounds in the air, to the signals that are sent to the brain, to the regions of the brain that process these signals. In addition, we will discuss how the olfactory system is linked to other networks and can affect our behavior, memories, and sense of taste.

We will teach this course through a combination of lectures, videos, and activities. Videos will include examples of how changes in the olfactory system of mice and flies can drastically affect their behavior. Activities will involve smelling a steroid that smells very different to different people, using the olfactory system to enhance the taste of jellybeans, and much more.

This course does not come with any prerequisites, as we will provide a brief introduction to how cells in the brain function by themselves and with each other. The only requirement is an interest in neurobiology and the desire to see some amazing examples of how the olfactory system works

B2523: Understand DNA Through LEGO and Games
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Yan Guo, Dawei Lin

DNA is a long molecule that carries the blueprints that build all living organisms including humans, plants and bacteria. You will learn what it looks like and how it works through Lego building and game playing.

B2497: Biology on TV!
Difficulty: **

You've seen it on House. You've seen it on Grey's Anatomy. Now you can see biology as you've never seen it before through the eyes of Stanford biologists! In this course we will examine biology in the media and find the scientific truth behind popular shows such as House, MD. Students will interact with training Stanford scientists to solve disease problems and learn biology basics at the level of cells, proteins and DNA!


Prerequisites
High School Physical Science or comparable class required. Introductory Biology or Chemistry recommended.

B2598: The Biology of Immortality?: Stem Cells in Youth and Aging
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Elizabeth Pollina

Is eternal youth really the stuff of legends? As biologists better understand what makes us age, we may be unlocking new clues to how to reverse aspects of aging and age-related diseases. Take this class to learn more about stem cells and how they may be useful for understanding aging.


Prerequisites
Basic biology is useful

B2389: The Great Stem Cell Debate

After some background information about recent developments in stem cell technology, therapy, research is provided, students will get to roleplay and debate and discuss the ethical implications behind these advancements and about the future of stem cell research. Get ready to “roll"-play!

B2394: Your Body Type & the 3 Season Diet
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Raji Lukkoor

Are you a “Spring” body type, a “Summer” body type, or a “Winter” body type? Have you ever heard the expression, “You are what you eat,” and wondered what exactly it means? Can you name some of the locally-grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables? Come find out in this fascinating course, entitled “Your Body Type & the 3 Season Diet.”

B2409: Food: The good, the bad and the ugly Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Martell Hesketh

Did you know to make a simple PB&J sandwich all your ingredients had to travel about 6,500 miles??? Do you know where the peanuts that make peanut butter are grown or the wheat to make your bread?

In this class we will explore where our food came from in the past and how we get it today through activities, discussion and videos.


Prerequisites
A love for food and hunger for knowledge!

B2492: Oreo-ases: The rate of cookie catalysis and how it relates to disease
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Helen Wiersma

In this class students will become enzymes - processing substrates (oreos) and exploring a variety of different scenerios by measuring parameters of enzyme kinetics. Such scenerios include introducing "drug-based inhibitors" to the "enzymes" (students), causeing the "enzymes" to have mutations, and exploring real world disease scenerios.


Prerequisites
none

B2503: So what's going on up there?
Difficulty: **

In this class we going to learn about the brain and various structures in it while also having the opportunity to look at some brains up close and personal.


Prerequisites
The ability to work around real brains.

B2541: 21st Century Advancements in Stem Cell Technology

So you’ve heard about stem cells on the news or in class, and you’d like to find out more about what they can do. This course, taught by members of the Stanford Student Society for Stem Cell Research, will cover recent advancements in stem cell technology and research. If you’ve ever wondered whether stem cells can be used to grow organs, repair spinal cord injuries, or cure cancer, this class is for you!

B2627: Hands On Brain Lab - Extended

NOTE: This is a longer version of class B2519 (Hands On Brain Lab).

How do memories form? How do optical illusions work? What in the world is a homonculus? The brain is by far the most complicated but at the same time the most amazing organ in the body! Come take this course to learn the answers to these and other fascinating questions. Plus you will get to examine real human and animal brains!

B2344: Biofilms: the Wonderful World of Bacterial Communities
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Pascale Guiton

Bacteria are everywhere and similar to humans they communicate with each other and reside within "small houses". Enroll for this course to learn about the exciting features of a bacterial village.


Prerequisites
An interest in biology and micro-organisms will be a plus

B2403: Nobel Prizes in Medicine, how do people get them? Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Olga Razorenova

What makes the discoveries so exciting that they get selected to win a Nobel Prize? I will discuss the examples of recent discoveries in biology and their contribution to the general picture of human knowledge.

B2417: International Global Health: success stories and what it is like to work in the field
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Simona Zompi

Have you ever thought how is it like to be one of the characters of Contagion in real life? How to combat an epidemic and eradicate infectious diseases? How to stop the exponential increase of the world population? How to decrease tobacco use? In a word: how to get 7 billion people well? Come and here about some of the most amazing success stories in Global Public Health, real stories from the field, and learn what you can do to contribute.


Prerequisites
Watch the movie "Contagion" if you can!

B2441: Real Science: What It Is and How to Spot BS
Difficulty: **
Teachers: David Carreon

Lots of people talk about what "Scientists say" and what is "experimentally proven". We all want to be rational and make good decisions.

But what is science, really? And how do you know when someone is just trying to BS you by throwing around the word "science"? We'll talk about that, and, like real scientists, do some real experiments.

B2519: Hands On Brain Lab

How do memories form? How do optical illusions work? What in the world is a homonculus? The brain is by far the most complicated but at the same time the most amazing organ in the body! Come take this course to learn the answers to these and other fascinating questions. Plus you will get to examine real human and animal brains!

B2520: Bone Marrow Transplantation: The Case of Robin Roberts
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Suparna Dutt

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts recently received a bone marrow transplant. Why did she get it? Who was her donor?
Please come to my class to get an overview of Bone Marrow Transplantation.


Prerequisites
Grade 7-12

B2570: "I'm HIV Positive": A Brief Look into How HIV Infects and Affects Our Society
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Renaud Vann

This course will first quickly explore the basics of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)--covering what HIV is, how HIV is transmitted, and how HIV affects humans physiologically in the form of AIDS. With that basis, we can then explore how HIV has become a considerable problem in many countries, how our views about sexuality lead to discrimination against HIV positive people, why there are so many misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, and what has been done to slow the spread of disease.


Prerequisites
A high-school-level Biology course is recommended, but absolutely not required.

B2626: Genes and Genetic Engineering
Difficulty: **

David, Aslihan, and myself will teach a basic introduction to the gene as the basic unit of biological function. We will also talk about the exciting prospect of using genetic engineering/synthetic biology to create a better world.


Prerequisites
Enthusiasm!


Engineering

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E2587: Introduction to Optimization
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: zouhair mahboubi

Optimization plays an important role in many aspects of engineering. From minimizing the fuel used by an airplane to maximizing its range.
We will briefly introduce the mathematics behind optimization and motivate its use through different practical examples


Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of calculus

E2425: Mars Rovers
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Cyrus Foster

This class will be a mix of science and engineering. We’ll take at look the recently landed Mars Science Lab Curiosity rover, as well as past rover missions to Mars. We’ll learn how these rovers are designed, assembled and tested (and how they land on Mars!). We’ll then look at their science instruments and discuss recent results and their implications on the possibility of life on Mars.

E2442: Designing Earthquake Safe Buildings
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Henry Burton

Students will get an introduction to the various engineering disciplines that are involved in building design. This will be followed by an introduction to the field of structural engineering. Finally students will learn how basic structural engineering techniques are used to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes.


Prerequisites
None

E2565: An Intro to Mechanical Engineering Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Michael Si

This class introduces you to mechanical engineering (ME) and shows some of the cool things mechanical engineers do. Topics include discussions on basic sub-disciplines under ME and product design.


Prerequisites
High school knowledge of math and physics

E2450: Build your own electronics! Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Lacey Kitch

We'll use some simple electronic parts to complete a surprise project that you'll get to take home! Past projects include a motion detector alarm for your room, an mp3 player, a portable charger for your phone, and other interesting projects!

E2340: Engineering Arts & Crafts
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Karen Law

Did you know that some of Stanford's best engineering students spent the years before college not building circuits in their parents' garages or fixing cars but rather doing arts & crafts? It's true; the skills you pick up from arts & crafts (including spatial reasoning, hand-eye coordination, experimentation, and perseverance) translate directly into skills that make for great engineers! In this unconventional introduction to engineering, you'll take part in the creative processes that engineers use on a daily basis and learn how arts & crafts and engineering go hand in hand. We'll explore brainstorming, drawing, and engineering design, and our class will culminate in a mini "pastry-making" activity to showcase your engineering prowess. No previous arts & crafts or engineering experience required.

E2556: South Bay Stadiums: Politics and Planning, Architecture and Engineering
Difficulty: **
Teachers: michael daly

An overview of these major projects coming to the South Bay, and an explanation of all the factors related to them. The class materials are visual, and do not require technical background. The purpose is to enable class participants to become articulate and understanding about these stadiums, and to see the actual and residual benefits that can accompany them.

E2569: Bridge Building with Skallops- 11th and 12th Grades
Difficulty: *

Skallops are a building tool which turn cards into building blocks. Students will work in teams using skallops to create a bridge, then compete with the other teams to see which bridge will hold the most weight.


Prerequisites
None

E2357: Fly like a Paper Plane Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ken Soong

Learn about paper airplanes! Or if you're already an expert, come for a paper airplane battle royal!

We'll talk briefly about the forces at work when a paper airplane is in flight, and then apply this knowledge to your own paper airplane. Come in ready to engineer!

There will be an ongoing competition to see who can make the paper airplane that:
1) Flies the furthest
or
2) Stays in the air the longest
No prior experience needed!

E2436: Living Factories
Difficulty: **

Cells have evolved over billions of years to highly specialized functions. We can now take advantage of what nature has evolved to engineer living factories: cells that can produce fuels, chemicals, and building materials from very simple and "green" natural resources.

This course will cover methods for synthetic biology, methods for engineering new metabolic pathways, and real-world applications. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to run an in-class experiment testing the effects of various metabolic engineering and synthetic biology methods on production of interesting products.


Prerequisites
Cell biology, molecular biology, some metabolism/biochemistry

E2451: Start.Home
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Lizzie Peiros

The Stanford Solar Decathlon team has been working on designing and constructing a net-zero house called Start.Home. With this class we will talk about sustainable designs that we have learned about through research for this home: including water preservation, lowering energy consumption and new technologies for homes

We also plan on making sustainable "gingerbread" houses (not real gingerbread, but same idea)

E2609: Learn Electronics with LightUp
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Josh Chan

Build your own circuits in 2D and 3D and learn how digital logic works with LightUp!

E2548: Blowin' with the Wind - Sailboat Design
Difficulty: **

In this class you will build your own miniature sailboat and compete against the clock!

The basics of sailboat design will be taught. These concepts can be applied to a variety of wind sports.

E2557: San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge ~Mechanics and Architecture
Difficulty: **
Teachers: michael daly

This class explains why this project is necessary and how the project is fulfilling its design intent. It will give to students an ability to comprehend, and then articulate, the mechanics involved in this project.It will also explain CalTrans goals.

E2562: Bridge Building with Skallops- 9th and 10th Grades
Difficulty: *

Skallops are a building tool which turn cards into building blocks. Students will work in teams using skallops to create a bridge, then compete with the other teams to see which bridge will hold the most weight.


Prerequisites
None

E2558: Principles of Batteries
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Yiyang Li

Ever wonder how the battery in your phone, laptop, or car works? Learn the science behind how batteries operate. We'll also build a battery in the class using oranges to demonstrate the principles.


Prerequisites
You have seen the periodic table before; high school chemistry recommended.

E2504: Space Communications
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Sawson Taheri

This class will cover the basics of radio communication, with an emphasis on space based radio communication.

Learn about: -Radio theory -Antennas -Time domain vs Frequency Domain -Digital communication -How to track and communicate with satellites -Communication with the International Space Station

Students may get a chance to make their own amateur radio satellite contact!


Prerequisites
Completing of Beginning Algebra.

E2563: Bridge Building with Skallops- 7th and 8th Grade
Difficulty: *

Skallops are a building tool which turn cards into building blocks. Students will work in teams using skallops to create a bridge, then compete with the other teams to see which bridge will hold the most weight.


Prerequisites
None

E2410: 3D Computer Modeling of Buildings Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Bing XU

I bet you must have drawn a house on a paper before. But do you know that architects and engineers actually build their models with computer softwares in 3D? Want to learn the basic skills to make a 3D building model by your own or simply play it for fun? Come to join us!


Prerequisites
None


Hobbies

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H2381: Knit Wit! Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Lisa Holmes

Learn the basics of knitting and choose from awesome patterns that you can finish IN CLASS! Think knitting requires patience? You are right! The good thing is that knitting can actually GIVE you patience and as an added bonus, you have something you can wear or share. Yarn and needles will be provided. Just bring your smile and willingness to learn.

H2610: Japanese Riichi Mahjong
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Russell Chou

Learn how to play REAL mahjong, not mahjong solitaire. Riichi mahjong is the most common variant played in Japan, which is similar but has a few differences from Chinese mahjong.

H2426: Beggining No Limit Texas Hold'em: Fundamentals
Difficulty: *
Teachers: roberto salcido

Previously the domain of gangsters and degenerates, No Limit Texas Hold'em has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. Whether you are playing for millions of dollars on national t.v. or just playing for nickels and dimes with friends, there is no more exciting, nerve-racking, intense card game out there, guaranteed! Includes both classroom instruction and actual playing experience!


Prerequisites
being awesome/ and or intersting

H2470: Chocolate Overload Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ariel Reid

I wish to teach the children how to make chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chip cookies at the bottom of the cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

H2475: Dribble Like PRO
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kenneth Huo

If you like basketball, or just like playing balls, and enjoy NCAA, NBA game, and you will like to Dribble Like PRO with us, come join us!

We are planning to just have fun, since, this will not be a NJB or AAU type of boot camp.

Show and share your ball skill with us!


Prerequisites
Bring your basketall or any ball, any good size bouncing balls!

H2613: What the heck is Touhou?
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Russell Chou

You might have heard of Touhou Project, a series of fan-made shoot-em-up games that have taken the anime-comic-game community by storm, racking up hits on websites such as Pixiv, NicoNicoDouga, and conventions like Comiket and abroad. Come learn about why it is the #1 most popular fan franchise in internet history!

H2346: Nutrition Label reading + Introduction to Chi Quong exercise
Difficulty: *
Teachers: May To

Come and learn what you are eating!!
We will explore label reading on packaged foods - fresh, frozen, canned, as a meal, desserts, cereals and more.
There will be samples and hands on practice. At the end, let’s have some fun and strength a little. There will be a short but fun session on introduction to Chi Quong for health and everyday exercise. It is simple and easy to do.


Prerequisites
None

H2379: Polynesian Dance Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Cheryl Miyake

Ever envisioned yourself sitting on a beach in Hawaii? Do you love Lilo & Stitch? Have you ever seen a lu'au? If you want to be part of the action and witness authentic Polynesian culture, come learn a fun dance with us!


Prerequisites
A smile and dancing feet (shoes are not required)

H2420: Magic: the Gathering! A Collectable Card Game
Difficulty: **
Teachers: David Lam

Magic: the Gathering is one of the oldest collectable card games and is still played today by thousands of people.

In this class, we'll go over the basic rules of the game, find out why Magic is such an awesome game, and then make our own decks and play them against other people!


Prerequisites
No experience required, but people that have some knowledge of Magic are welcome to come. All you have to bring is an open mind and excitement.

H2478: Chess: Fundamentals and Strategies
Difficulty: *

Aspiring to be the next Bobby Fischer? Want to impress your friends with your Chess skills? Or just play chess for fun? This course is for you!

Through demonstrative games and interactive problem solving, we will help you sharpen your strategic and tactical skills. The course will help you understand positional play including careful piece maneuvering, as well as how to deal a winning blow with that well-timed sacrifice. We will also cover often understudied endgame techniques, emphasizing their importance in winning games.

Please register if this interests you!


Prerequisites
Basic rules of chess.

H2578: Dragons!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Paul Kivelson

Everyone has heard of dragons. Dragons are the big scaly monsters that can breath fire, right? Well, as it turns out, it depends. Dragons appear in many different shapes and sizes all throughout the myths and legends of many nations and through much of literature as well. The class will be divided into three parts, in first part we will be looking at the origins of dragons as they appear in various mythologies around the world. The second part will be a look at the how dragons have evolved recently in books and movies. The third part will be a Q and A about the other two parts.

H2612: Vocaloid: The Fan Phenomenon
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Russell Chou

Have you heard of supercell? Do you know who Hatsune Miku is? Explore Japanese MAD’s and the virtual singing idol software Vocaloid and how they have impacted Japanese (and now the world’s) popular culture, as well as the vehicle for such expressions of creativity, NicoNicoDouga.

H2345: Nutrition Label reading + Introduction to Chi Quong exercise
Difficulty: *
Teachers: May To

Nutrition Label reading + Introduction to Chi Quong exercise
Come and learn what you are eating!!
We will explore label reading on packaged foods - fresh, frozen, canned, as a meal, desserts, cereals and more.
There will be samples and hands on practise. At the end, let’s have some fun and strength a little. There will be a short but fun session on introduction to Chi Quong for health and everyday exercise. It is simple and easy to do.


Prerequisites
None

H2446: Balloon Animals (or balloon anything else)
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Dena Leeman

In this fun, relaxing class we’ll go over the basics of making balloon animals and then you’ll spend the rest of the time making whatever you want out of balloons! Come with ideas of what you’d like to make— no matter what it is, you can try to make it!

H2462: Get Sticky: Learn Lacrosse!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jacqueline Le

Learn the basics of lacrosse! Catching, throwing, ground ball pick up, and cradling.

H2428: Advanced No Limit Texas Hold'em
Difficulty: **
Teachers: roberto salcido

Pocket Rockets. Cold Deck. Runner Runner. If you already know the meaning of these terms, chances are you are an experienced poker player. This seminar will introduce you to advanced poker strategy, focusing on both the mathematical and psychological aspects of poker. Includes both classroom instruction and actual playing experience!


Prerequisites
some previous experience playing hold'em

H2477: Hawk Watching / Raptors Conservation
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kenneth Huo

Will you be able to tell the difference of Red-tailoed Hawk, Turkey Vulture or Peregrine Falcon from afar?

Come and discover the Wildlife in the California Sky with us!


Prerequisites
Bring your binoculars,cameras, scopes!

H2611: Origami Roses
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Russell Chou

Learn how to fold medium difficulty origami roses, based on the crane-base.


Prerequisites
Being able to fold a crane would be good

H2617: Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Thia Konda

Avid Tokiens FANS
Strategy Battle Game - Lord of the Rings
lotr sbg


Prerequisites
Avid Tokiens fan

H2632: Pixel Art with Post-Its
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Melissa Ko

Make huge works of art out of post-it notes! Using each individual post-it note as a single color pixel, you can recreate sprites from your favorite retro video games. Choose your design, or create your own, and work as a team to make awesome murals of Pokemon, Mario, and more.

H2360: Baller Bootcamp Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Emily Liang, Evan Shieh

This basketball clinic will introduce students to the fundamentals of basketball, including dribbling moves, shooting form, layups, and accurate passing. Students will scrimmage each other and play fun games to practice their skills, all while learning the most important components of basketball: teamwork and having fun!

H2405: The Real Pokemon TCG
Difficulty: ***
Teachers: Joe Getsy

Learn how to play from a former competitor. This game requires a lot of logical thinking and strategy. It's a very interesting game, and it takes patience to learn the nuances of the game. We'll only be able to scratch the surface, but I hope that the class will make you want to learn more!

You do not need any cards or other materials to play--We'll use a computer simulation.


Prerequisites
Patience, logic/reasoning/strategic skills and an interest to learn how to play!

H2526: Capoeira
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Lucas O'Conor

Capoeira is a martial art with an emphasis on creative movements and acrobatics. I will teach kids the basic movements and rhythm of capoeira and have them play an interactive capoeira game.

H2551: Scottish Highland Dance
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Haley Brogan

A fun, active type of dance that anyone can try. Moves can be compared to ballet, but overall a completely unique version. Join to learn the basic movements and combine them into a full dance or two!


Prerequisites
A good attitude

H2597: Logic Puzzles and Games: Rubik's cubes, KenKen, Sudoku, and more!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Corinne Horn

Logic puzzles can be a productive and satisfying hobby. This class will be a short 45 outdoor class where students will a variety of puzzles and logic games to choose from, including Rubik's cubes, Sudoku, KenKen, wooden logic puzzles, metal interlocking puzzles, snake puzzles, etc.

I will be teaching interested students how to solve a KenKen puzzle, which is a more mentally stimulating version of Sudoku. For those who are uninterested in learning how to solve this puzzle, their time may be spent on any of the other games available.


Prerequisites
None

H2348: Mother Monster: The ART & POP of Lady Gaga
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Johnathan Bowes

Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, just danced out onto the international scene in 2008 and 2009 with The Fame. In the years since, Mother Monster has redefined what it means to be an international superstar. This class will look at how her music and other works have developed over the past few years and created the icon we know as Lady Gaga.

This class, first offered at Splash! Spring 2012, has been updated to include what's known about Gaga's next masterpiece, ARTPOP, and other works since the release of Born This Way.


Prerequisites
At least a basic familiarity with the albums The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way, along with Gaga's major music videos.

H2535: Pretzel Making
Difficulty: *

Come make your own personalized pretzel creation! We will go over how to make dough as well as how to form and bake pretzels.

H2513: Henna Your Hands! Creative, Temporary Body Art
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Marcella Anthony

Learn a brief history of Mehandi, known as Henna - a traditional body art. Explore traditional and modern uses and designs, the science of henna, then practice designing your own henna tattoo and adorn yourself!


Prerequisites
None

H2591: Introductory Origami
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Trevor Shannon

You've heard of folding proteins, but what about folding paper?

Learn the basics of origami by actually folding a few models. We will go over how to read an origami diagram and also the names of some basic folds.

By the end, you'll have a finished origami model!

H2631: Sit and Knit
Difficulty: *

It's Knittin' Time Again! Join us for a "Sit & Knit" where you can either bring a project you are working on or start a new project. During this informal session we will explore the benefits of the knitting circle. Gather with knitters of all skill levels and learn new stitch patterns, rummage through knitting books and websites (bring your technology or a pad & pen to write down the URLs) and learn about charity knitting projects.

H2527: Understanding Korean culture
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Junghyun Park

We introduce values and beliefs in Korean culture, such as compassion, relationship and roles in society, harmony, face. Some of them are related to the Confucian concept, but there indeed are more than that. Korean TV dramas are also included to help understandings.


Prerequisites
None (But if students can speak and understand Korean, or know how to read Han-Gul (Korean letter), it could be of great help.) If students think about values and beliefs of American culture before the class, it would be nice.

H2542: Scrabble Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Megan Mizar

Learn scrabble strategies for beginners and increase your board game stealth through tile placement, uncommon words, and power plays.


Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of Scrabble rules and own scrabble board

H2500: How to Start a Splash
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Daniel Zaharopol

Splash is run by students --- undergraduates and graduates at Stanford University. Beyond Stanford, there are Splash programs running at over a dozen universities nationwide and when you go to college, wherever you go to college, you have the opportunity to start another Splash yourself. Come learn about all of the intricacies that go into running a massive program like Splash and find out how you can do it yourself.

H2336: Understanding Diplomacy Through Wargaming
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Daniel Whalen

Much of historical European politics would have made more sense if you were there at the time. This class will give you a chance to recreate those politics. Take command of countries in a simple war game and learn about the balance of power by seeing it play out in action.

H2411: Creating Websites -an easy way
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jayshree Jain

Make your free websites using fun learning..


Prerequisites
computer access, Internet & Gmail a/c

H2413: Technical Aspects of Photography
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Tony Jin

Come learn what makes a great photo! You'll learn about topics like composition, exposure, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, etc. Don't know what those are? Great! I'll teach you all that. You'll come out of the class with a better understanding of how a camera works and how to use that knowledge to your advantage so you can show off your awesome photography to your friends!


Prerequisites
No physics is necessary, though it would help to have a bit of intuition about light. Also, please BRING A CAMERA if you can, preferably with manual controls, but if you don't have one, even an camera phone is fine!

H2552: How to Make Felt Critters
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tiffany Huoth

Want to learn to make your own personal "little critter"? All it takes is some felt, cotton balls and a little creativity!


Prerequisites
Knows how to handle a sewing needle!

H2555: Quidditch for Muggles

Stanford Quidditch, Silicon Valley Skrewts, and San Jose State Owls want you! We'll go over the basics of quidditch as it is played by high schools and colleges throughout the world, and play some scrimmages. We'll provide the brooms!

Wear shoes you can run in (e.g. sneakers).
Bring a water bottle so you can keep hydrated.
Sunscreen is recommended.

H2628: Origami for Beginners
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Al Sweigart

Origami is the art of folding a single sheet of paper into intricate
paper sculptures.

We will start with the basic crane, and make a cat and T-Rex (and
others if we have the time).

Video instructions for these steps can be found on
http://coffeeghost.net/origami/

H2553: Intro to Rapping
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Benjamin Bravo

This class will include skills on how to rap, skills on how to write rap lyrics, and some brief information about the different styles of rap. This class is for people who enjoy rap music and want to learn how to rap and make their own rap lyrics.


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L2574: “Unleashing Your Authentic Leadership”
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Carmen Lence

Do you ever feel confused about who you are as a leader? Have you ever wondered how you can become an inspiring leader?

Everybody has a leader inside them: an authentic leader that has the courage to stand for what he or she believes, a leader who is not afraid of presenting his or her authentic self.

This hands-on workshop will unleash the authentic leader living inside you by:

• Helping you to examine and understand the story of your life.
• Converting your deepest pain into your greatest fuel.
• Aiding you to become aware of who you really are.
• Encouraging you to explore your values, beliefs and purpose.
• Creating your own personal development plan.

“ All of us have the spark of leadership in us… The challenge is to understand ourselves well enough to discover where we can use our leadership gifts to serve others.” Ann Fudge, Young & Rubicam Chairman and CEO


Lunch

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L2618: Lunch Period
Difficulty: None
Teachers:

Enjoy a break for lunch with your friends! Please register for at least one lunch period on each day of the program.


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L2623: Anyone Can Make It - Success Stories from Underrepresented Students at Stanford in Splash!
Difficulty: *

In this class, you’ll talk to students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds who made it to Stanford and are thriving as leaders today. Many of these students are from low-income rural and innercity public and charter schools. Many of these students are also first generation college students whose parents did not go to college. They’ll tell their stories and provide their thoughts on the key elements to success as a student from an underserved or underrepresented area. They will also discuss how to make the most out of your education and programs like Splash!

This is NOT a class to ask about how to get into Stanford. This is a class geared towards the needs of the low-income, underrepresented students that come to Splash through financial aid.


Prerequisites
None.

L2543: Public Speaking Primer: Handy Tips for Better Communication and Timed Arguments Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Ayesha Rasheed

For anyone that wishes to learn or enhance public speaking skills, this workshop aims to help students realize that they can speak publicly with great effectiveness by working on their confidence and comfort as well as proven small skills, such as good eye contact, projection, and speed of speaking.

The class, if interested, can also discuss keys for doing well in activities such as mock trial and making persuasive arguments under time pressure.


Prerequisites
None! Just be willing to listen and be supportive of your peers if they're shy :) If you're also into Mock Trial, this would be a great class for you!

L2545: Guesstimation: How to think like a Scientist!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Michael Shaw

Have you ever seen someone guess the attendance at a concert, the number of cells in the human body, or the amount of ice cream consumed daily in Boston? Do you worry that you’re not “mathy” enough to do the same? This ability is not inherent talent, or dumb luck: it’s a skill that we’ll learn!

Science asks us to look analytically at the world around us—to study complexity in all its wondrous forms. We break down these mysterious problems into simple pieces that we can wrap our heads around; then, put together the jigsaw, and voila: You have done something extra-ordinary.

Come ready to think outside the box and to exercise your mind in new ways. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist or a nationally-ranked mathematician to have fun and flex some new mental muscles!

L2380: Talkin' Cash
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Beth Crittenden

It’s the economy! You’ve been hearing the talk about our struggling economy, but how does that impact you? Learn how to manage your money for a lifetime of financial success. In this engaging and interactive class you will explore your habits and attitudes about money, create a spending plan, set financial goals and learn money management basics. Who knows? You may find that being a financial coach is the perfect career for you!

L2559: Expertise by Design
Difficulty: *
Teachers: David Payne

Why are some people great? What has allowed MJ, Mozart, and others to rise above everyone else? We will explore what makes people highly skilled at music, athletics, math, and more and see how those lessons can apply to everyone so they can design their own "talent".

L2592: Interview Skills for Internship, College, and Job Applications
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Oriana Li Halevy

Are you anxious about internship, college, or job interviews? Come to this interactive course to receive solid tips from a Class of 1992 Harvard College pre-med turned United Nations intern turned US Department of State diplomatic interpreter turned multinational law firm corporate attorney turned venture investor, cross-border business consultant and strategist, and bilingual communications specialist and published translator/editor who has been on both sides of these interviews since high school. This course is for anyone wishing to develop and fine-tune interviewing skills that can be applied in a variety of settings and endeavors.

Topics will include the following:
Critical importance of the first 30 seconds
Common interview questions
Common pitfalls
Attitude and body language
Research
Closing the interview
Thank you notes

L2372: Quick and Dirty Estimation: Solving the Impossible (“Fermi Problems”)
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tony Li

How many blades of grass are on a typical suburban lawn? How much water do you use over a lifetime? How much does the U.S. population spend on gas for cars each year?

Do these questions seem impossible to answer, or nearly so? You can’t count every blade of grass or keep track of every drop of water (well, you can try, but you have better things to do with your time). In this class, we’ll learn how to get quick and dirty answers to these types of problems, using what are called “back of the envelope” estimates. In doing so, we’ll learn about more than just simple estimation. We’ll figure out how to think through problems with very little information, just by drawing on what you already know. We’ll get a real feel for incredibly big and small numbers. And, even for unfamiliar problems we don’t know the answers to, we’ll pick up the tools to tell the difference between totally reasonable and totally ridiculous.


Prerequisites
Exposure to exponents and the metric system. We’ll review! You don’t have to be an expert, but it will help to have seen these things before.

L2396: Public Speak with Ease
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Kellie J Barrow

Does public speaking make your heart race, palms sweaty and legs shake?
Come into a safe and supportive
room where you will be able to speak with ease, move past stage fright and present yourself with power, charisma and humor.


Prerequisites
none

L2480: Can Buildings Be Made Safer?
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Kenneth Huo

Earthquake causes damage to buildings!

How buildings can be made better able to withstand this shaking?

We will be reading, studying and talking about blueprints of houses/buildings, and general ideas of how buildings are built.

We will be talking about architecture, engineering and earthquake.

L2502: Disaster Preparedness
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mango Martin

The class will discuss ideas for collecting, storing, and disinfecting water for emergencies.

L2434: Practicing Peace Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Solveij Praxis

We will welcome you with tea to a class all about nurturing your inner peace. Join us for creative writing, yoga, and meditation. We hope students will be willing to express themselves intellectually (through writing), physically (through yoga), and spiritually (through meditation). Please bring a towel or a yoga mat if you have one!

L2589: How to Win Friends and Influence People
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Antonio Ramirez

The class is a discussion of the advice taken from Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People. My goal is to help students become more confident and enthusiastic about life!

L2382: Let's design a satisfying sustainable life.
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tom Kabat

Let’s brainstorm to design a satisfying and sustainable life. We will have group discussion of values, choices and results.

L2630: Power Searching with Google
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Massimo Paolini

Come in to learn about some of the advanced search features within Google that can help you find files and information that you need faster!

L2395: Life Coaching 101 Full!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Don Rottiers

This life coaching course is about YOU. Through this class we will give you the tools to find your inner leader who reminds you of your strengths, helps you to feel better about yourself and gives you valuable feedback on your thoughts and behavior to support you in moving forward. The focus is on positive change: stating this is where I am now, what do I want next? In this class you will stretch yourself and you will also have fun! We will guide you in developing your self-awareness, change any limiting beliefs and create new, productive habits. You will be accountable for the actions that you set which will help you to reach the goals that you have created. All of this will have a happy and fulfilling impact on your life.

L2525: Caregiving
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Melisa Rillera

A class to give insight on caregiving (self/others). The goal is for the student/caregiver to walk away with more coping skills and understanding on how to help their family member/friend with their activities of daily living and as a result be a better caregiver after attending the class.


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L2619: Lunch Period
Difficulty: None
Teachers:

Enjoy a break for lunch with your friends! Please register for at least one lunch period on each day of the program.


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L2621: Travel by Bicycle: Introduction to Touring
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Katie Dektar

Bicycle touring is an easy, enjoyable, economical and eco-friendly way to travel.
This class will give a basic overview of bicycle touring, including:
Who can do it (anyone)
Why do it (tons of reasons)
How to do do it (gear, maps & food)

L2383: Bicycle maintenance Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Tom Kabat

Bring your bike. We will adjust it together. We diagnose problems and make adjustments. We can even adjust the bike to fit you better.

L2388: Friendship 101
Difficulty: *

Has a friend ever come to you in a time of need? Have you ever felt like you didn’t know what to say? Come practice with Stanford Peer Counselors who will help you become a better listener and a more supportive friend!

L2469: Making Good Decisons
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Pallav Agrawal

“Should I ask him/her out for a date?” “Should I apply to Stanford?” “I am facing a decision situation - what should I do?”

We face decisions all the time in our life, and often make them without realizing that we have choices. How should we think clearly about our decisions?

This class introduces students to decision analysis, the best story we have on approaching decisions thoughtfully. Developed largely at Stanford, Decision Analysis is inspired by the Buddha’s approach of combining a warm heart with a cool head. A cool head protects us from the trap of losing our balance with emotion, while a warm heart protects us from indifference.

We will learn how to dissect our decisions into their components and look at them in a manner that gives us insights. This class will be taught in an experiential manner (and not theoretical lecturing), with students grappling with decisions and learning in the context of class simulations."


Prerequisites
Committed students - please show up with a great desire to learn how to make good decisions in your life. If you put in the right effort, you will come away with great questions to ask when you face tough decisions

L2590: Using Basic Hand Tools
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Trevor Shannon

An introductory class on using hand tools for people who have never turned a screw or hammered a nail!

What's the difference between a "plus" and a "minus" screw? What's that weird claw thing on the back of a hammer?

If you've never built anything before, come learn how to use basic hand tools like screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, and saws. We will get a chance to play with all these different tools and learn about how they work.


Prerequisites
No or very little experience with hand tools. This is for beginners!

L2437: Productivity Bootcamp
Difficulty: *
Teachers: A B

Have you ever wanted to turn your ideas into reality? Ever wanted to get more done? Have you ever wanted to be able to think of a vision and then know that you could implement it? Then this Productivity Bootcamp is for you.

I'm a productivity nerd and we'll go over everything that I know. We'll wiz through productivity methodologies, important strategies, tools, platforms, resources, services, thought processes, and a lot more.

The class will be extremely practical and interactive: the goal will be to learn through doing, so we'll be making ideas happen in class.

The singular goal will be to improve as much as possible the productivity of every student in the class. Get ready.

L2516: Hustles, Scams, Espionage, Hacking, and Other Security Issues
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Ben Lei

Ever wonder how these activities are carried out? What are the state of the art techniques? The focus of this class will be on common hustles and scams, though other security issues will be briefly covered too (for example, I can gain full access to all the files in a regular Macbook in 7 minutes without using any software or coding). Most of the time will be devoted to multiple video clips and demonstrations to keep the lessons memorable. Due to the breadth of this topic, expect the class to be exceedingly fast-paced. I promise that you will leave this class better prepared to avoid these problems, though I'll try not to make you too paranoid.


Prerequisites
A healthy amount of curiosity.

L2568: Design in Your Everyday Life
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Nitya Rajeshuni

How do you want to live your life? In today's world, we innovate in many different areas: science, technology, the arts, mathematics, etc. However, one thing that we rarely focus on is how to innovate and design in our own lives.

At the Stanford d.school (design school), we believe in "taking on the world's messy problems together." Human values are at the heart of this creative methodology. In this class, we will apply Stanford's award-winning design thinking practices to tackle life's messy problems.

We will use our ambition, dreams, enthusiasm, and innovation to design a new way to face our challenges, do the things we love to do, tackle the problems we need to tackle, and to live a more full, exciting, and passionate life.

Let's tackle life's messy problems TOGETHER.

L2386: How Young People Can Change the World
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Priyanka Jain

An interactive discussion about how the next generation can get involved in solving world issues. We will specifically discuss the United Nation's Foundation Girl Up campaign and the student-run social network for social good, iCAREweCARE. Join us to learn more about how you can make a difference in our world!

L2440: Justice - What's the Right Thing to Do?
Difficulty: **
Teachers: David Carreon

Bank bailouts. Stealing to feed your hungry kid. Lying to save Jews in your basement. Waterboarding. What's right and what's wrong? And how do we know?

This will be a crash course in Ethics, the rigorous discipline of determining what's right. This lost science will be critical for anyone who will have to make decisions in their life.

I'm modeling this course after the enormously popular class and book taught by Michael Sandel at Harvard (Google my course title).

L2354: Make Everyday Thanksgiving: Gratitude, Self-Compassion, and Happiness
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Timothy Huang

Did you know that gratitude and self-compassion can rewire your brain and behavior for the better? Did you also know that they can help you deal with stress in school, improve your physical health, and transform your social life? In this class, you'll learn about the power of gratitude and self-compassion to change your life and increase your happiness! We'll look at scientific research from positive psychology and neurobiology, discuss all things happiness, and engage in a few fun exercises that will be useful in your everyday life.


Prerequisites
None! Just an willingness to be open-minded and learn new things!

L2419: One Way to Change Lives (your own and others' ) as a High Schooler
Difficulty: **
Teachers: William Kim

Want to change lives but don't know how?
Want to be a leader?
Want a brilliant business idea?
Wish you were better at public speaking?
Want to learn about micro lending?

In this class, we'll cover one sector of social entrepreneurship: micro lending, and how you can get involved and develop your own leadership skills. It'll be a personal talk, about how the instructor went from an introverted, nerdy Asian to an introverted, nerdy Asian praised by President Obama and the California State Legislature for innovative ideas on entrepreneurship in his non-profit, Happy Day Microfunds (hdmf.org).

Come if you're interested in micro lending, if you don't know about micro lending, if you want to be a leader but don't know how, if you're a leader, if you think you want to help change lives, if you want to change your life, or if you like candy.


Prerequisites
Just be excited!

L2471: Miss CEO: Becoming an Effective Leader Full!
Difficulty: *

The world needs great leaders to tackle its biggest problems... and that starts with YOU! Although women are underrepresented in today's leadership ranks, this class will inspire and teach you how to position yourself as a leader in high school, college, and beyond. Come learn about relevant leadership skills such as effective negotiation and clear communication that will help you excel in a variety of academic, personal, and professional situations. More importantly you will also learn how to put these skills into practice starting today --including securing dream mentors, finding internships, navigating the college application process, and getting on the right trajectory for career achievement early on.

The instructors for this class feature women from the Stanford community who have extensive experience leading and making innovative contributions to their fields. They also have a passion for helping students achieve their leadership potential, which you can learn more about at www.missceo.org.


Prerequisites
A desire to learn, grow, and discover your inner leader.

L2476: The World of Dreams
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Marcus Jackson

A fun introduction into the world of dreams and lucid dreaming. We will talk briefly about the history of dreams then go into what exactly lucid dreams are. Most importantly we will discuss different techniques to induce lucid dreams and the benefits of paying attention to your dreams.


Prerequisites
Open mind

L2521: Project Management Full!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Rene Morkos

Want to learn how to professionally manage any project from a bake sale to a large construction site? Learn how to create and manage schedules and costs.

L2575: Learn how to make crêpes
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Hilary Noad

Come and learn how to make the delicious, thin pancakes known as crêpes. We'll mix up some batter, cook some crepes, and top them off with savory and sweet fillings.

Potential allergens--
In this class, we will use the following types of ingredients:
Dairy
Eggs
Wheat
Nuts (Nutella)

L2585: Energy and You!
Difficulty: *
Teachers: