Congratulations to undergrads Andrew Zelaya, Felipe Bomfim Pinheiro de Meneses, and James Milan Kanof - they have been selected as Introductory Seminars Excellence Award winners! Their "Art and Science of Engineering Design, EE15N" project addressed an important and timely problem for Stanford students, and created a truly unique, compelling, and powerful solution.
"This was one of the most memorable projects from all EE15n classes as it was so uplifting to watch the team come together and create something so special," stated EE15N instructors, Professor Goldsmith and Dr. My T. Le.
For their project, they worked with students, academics, journalists, and filmmakers to design a solution from the ground up to address the root causes of why students do not care about being informed of important global issues. The team's final design centered around building empathy for those most affected by global issues via two components:
- First, they created a custom Virtual Reality Experience that allows students to experience global issues around the world firsthand.
- Second, they built a custom online platform that focuses on the human cost of these issues, how they affect the Stanford community, and how students can help.
Please join us in congratulating Andrew, Felipe and James on their compelling creation – we look forward to their future contributions!
About the Introductory Seminars Excellence Award
Each academic year, faculty nominate exemplary student projects for an introductory seminars excellence award. All winners are invited to an annual spring awards ceremony that celebrates the diverse and innovative learning experiences across all introductory seminar courses.
- Stanford University Undergrad, "Introductory Seminars Excellence Award"
- Project Empathy Box website: www.empathybox.live