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CME 10: How to learn Mathematics - New ideas from the science of learning (EDUC 105)

This 1-unit course will help provide the transition from high school to college learning and encourage the positive ideas and mindsets that shape productive learning. We willnconsider what learning theories have to tell us about mathematics learning, the nature of good teaching and the reasons for ongoing inequities in mathematics learning and participation. This seminar is for those who would like a more positive relationship with mathematics, and are interested in learning about ways to tackle education inequalities. Learning goals: First, it introduces students to theories of learning and in particular the learning of mathematics. Mathematics plays a key role in many students¿ learning identities and is often the cause of low self-esteem and anxiety. Research tells us that this is because mathematics in the US is taught in highly ineffective ways. Indeed there is a large gap between what we know works from research and what happens in most mathematics classrooms. 1 unit, Autumn, Monday, 2:30-4:20, weeks 1-8 of quarter

Request Funding for School of Engineering Activities: Student Group Funding

Does your student group need funding for an activity that benefits the School of Engineering community or furthers the goals of your engineering association, for instance, attendance at a national convention? The SoE accepts applications to assist groups with limited funding (there is no money provided for snacks at meetings). Fill out the OSA proposal template. If you have questions, contact Darlene Lazar in 135 Huang Engineering Center or at dlazar@stanford.edu.

Proposals are accepted and reviewed quarterly. Submission deadlines for academic year 2017-18 are:

Autumn*: Friday, October 20, 2017

Winter: February 2, 2018

Spring: May 4, 2018

  • Submit one paper and one electronic copy of your proposal to Darlene Lazar
  • Use our template to provide information on your proposal, including data on other sources of funding received at Stanford
  • Grants will not exceed $5,000 per group per academic year
  • Groups must be associated with the School of Engineering and have an ASSU account
  • Incomplete proposals will not be considered
  • Proposals for early fall activities should be submitted the previous spring quarter

Design Your Life or Design Your Stanford

ME 104B Designing Your Life is meant for junior and seniors of all majors who want to learn a creative approach to designing their future beyond Stanford. In addition to an introduction to Design Thinking, the course provides students tools and a community of peers with whom to reflect on big questions related to their futures. Students in all disciplines have informed us that the experience was a great complement to their major, offering a chance to contextualize what they've been studying and suggesting ways to continue pursuing these interests beyond Stanford. Open to juniors, seniors and 5th year coterms, all majors.

Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

Additional course information.

ME 104S Designing Your Stanford uses a Design Thinking approach to help Freshmen and Sophomores learn practical tools and ideas to make the most of their Stanford experience. Topics include the purpose of college, major selection, educational wayfinding, and innovating college outcomes - all applied through an introduction to Design Thinking. This seminar class incorporates small group discussion, in-class activities, field exercises, personal reflection, and individual coaching. Admission to be confirmed by email to Axess registered students prior to first class session.

Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

Schwab Learning Center Tutoring Jobs

One-on-One Subject matter tutoring for undergraduates with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
$27/hour, 1-4 hours per week
If interested, please complete an online application--TUTORING

Questions? Contact Debra Leong
International students ARE eligible for this employment opportunity. (International graduate students are limited to working a maximum of 20 hours per week. If they are already working as a TA or RA, they may or may not be eligible depending on their TA/RA commitments.)

Navy Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program

Would you like to skip the desk job and jump into a position leading people and harnessing power? The NUPOC is constantly seeking the best and brightest individuals from around the country to man state of the art nuclear-powered ships and submarines, teach the demanding curriculum required in the nuclear field, and provide the oversight and program management needed to support such a wide-ranging and cutting edge organization.

Engineers in Washington DC

Bing Stanford in Washington Program: The Bing Stanford in Washington Program is not just for social scientists, there are many wonderful internships opportunities for Engineers in DC! Winter quarter with it's focus on the environment and healthcare is a particularly great time for Engineers to go to SIW. Engineering students have interned in the Department of Energy, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Pentagon, among many other locations. For more information and to apply check out our SIW website

WISE Course Sampling to Check Out

Writing Intensive Seminars in English (WISE) focus on a small group of texts placed in conversation with works of literary criticism and theory. By the end of a WISE course, you will have produced a high-quality final research paper that incorporates critical theory. WISE classes are taught in a small format that will allow you to receive detailed commentary and one-on-one feedback on your writing. Each class is capped at 6 students. To get a permission number to enroll, email the English Department’s Student Services Specialist, Maile Yee at mayee@stanford.edu. There are NO PREQUISITES for these classes, and they are open to all Stanford undergraduates.

Jobs/Internships

Prepare for Community-Based Internships by Taking Course this Fall

Do you want to develop the tools to foster a meaningful and effective internship this year or next summer? Consider taking Preparing for Your Community Based Internship (HUMBIO 9/EARTHSYS 9/URBANST 101). It's never too early to prepare! If you're looking for specific help for how to find and fund internships, we will spend some class time covering that this fall as well. Join us!

HUMBIO 9: Preparing for Your Community Based Internship (EARTHSYS 9, URBANST 101)
This course is designed to help students make the most of their internship experience by setting learning goals in advance, negotiating clear roles and expectations, and preparing for the professional role required as part of the organization. The goal is to help students avoid common pitfalls of internships. Through readings, discussions, and guest speakers, explore how to prepare for your internship, work with your community partner, and how best to leverage an internship when you return: as a research topic in an honors thesis, as a fellowship placement, or as a stepping stone to future career opportunities. This class is oriented to students who have already identified an internship for summer or a later quarter, but we are open to discussions about finding and funding internships if of interest to students. For HumBio majors, this course counts towards the Foundations requirement.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Gaulocher, S. (PI) ; Terra, L. (PI) ; Truebe, S. (PI)

Tutor for Athletes

The Academic Athletic Resource Center (AARC) provides drop-in tutoring hours, as well as course-specific group tutorial sessions, for Stanford student-athletes. We’re seeking graduate students or advanced undergraduates to fill tutoring positions in CME 102, Engr 14, and Engr 30. The typical time commitment is two evening hours per week; the pay is competitive. For information on how to apply, contact Lindsay Shaffer at in the UAR.

Tutoring for Engineering Courses

Tutoring for Engineering Classes from CTL or TBP

If you need help finding tutoring for an engineering course, please use this link for Center for Teaching and Learning tutoring services:

Tutoring for SoE Courses

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