The electrical engineering department implemented new curriculum changes and introduced several extracurricular activities for its students this year. The overhaul was intended to give the students a greater degree of control and flexibility over their major.
“The old curriculum required students to go through a series of prerequisite courses, such as those in math and physics, without being able to get into application until deeper in the program,” said Abbas El Gamal, chair of the Electrical Engineering department.
“The goal of EE, I think, is not to define itself in how rigorous it is, but more in enabling a broad set of applications for interested students – I think new students should find it more accessible, for sure,” Omid-Zohoor said.
Image credit: SAM GIRVIN/The Stanford Daily