Splash Spring 2016 is April 9-10

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ESP Biography

ANISHA JAIN, "Product Design grad student who loves to teach!"

Major: Product Design

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: G

Picture of Anisha Jain

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in New Mexico, but left the land of green chile and perfect-weather ski slopes to pursue a BS in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. My undergraduate research spanned microrobotics design at Berkeley with Kris Pister, optical MEMS design at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, and insect eye research in Sweden.

I spent two years after graduation teaching 7th grade science in Oakland with Teach for America, where I became intrigued by the complexity of the social problems that affected my students. I simultaneously started learning more about design and its potential to prompt positive, socially-responsible action through product solutions that incite change. This combination of interests inspired me to come to Stanford to pursue the impact design can make, both in and out of the classroom.

In the free moments I find to step away from my work, I also love to swim, ski, make ceramics, and travel!

Past Classes

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E849: Learning Design Thinking and Invention: Solar Challenge in Splash! Spring 2010
Want to learn to do the "impossible" with design thinking? Take Learning Design Thinking, a hands-on course that will introduce you to the design process! Students will work together in groups to solve an engineering design challenge. Afterwards, we will reflect on the methods we used and learn about how you can apply these ideas to other problems.