Genomics, Entrepreneurship and Capture the Flag
Check out what our Stanford students were up to in 2018:
"We were all up bright and early this morning for the group’s first class of the day, Cancer Genomics with Lauren Sanders, a current PhD candidate on the subject. The workshop was really interactive, with students researching particular cancer genes pathways on a worldwide database and searching for the relevant inhibitor medicines. After our workshop on DNA and methylation with Sebastian at the beginning of the course, this was a perfect next step to offer real world context to the subject.
After a tasty lunch in the canteen we headed to Business and Entrepreneurship taught by Raj Bhargava, an industry professional and Stanford academic. This session focused on the theory of design thinking and the lean business model, with each team practising their learned techniques with their own business pitch — a unique design for a backpack, developed with their real-life customers in mind, their classmates.
Straight after the lesson we headed to an Admission Panel where we got to hear current Stanford students discuss each of their experiences with the application process and their academic career so far. Each speaker, all at different stages of the college education, offered an insight and lots of advice the students on how to put together the best possible application. Our group asked lots of great questions, really making the most of the opportunity to find out everything there is to know about getting into Stanford.
This evening, in the warm Autumn sun we walked down to one of the college fields to play a big game of Capture the Flag — this lasted almost two hours, with Residential Counsellors and even the Head Counsellor getting involved to bring the team to victory. The evenings activities were great way to let off steam and make the most of the wonderful weather here on campus."
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Our Stanford summer school students reflect on their 2018 summer which they spent with Oxford Summer Courses in the USA.