Seminars that Fulfill WAY-SMA

Scientific Method and Analysis (SMA)

Scientific literacy is critical to complex problem-solving and touches on many aspects of human life.  Courses in Scientific Method and Analysis will enhance your ability to analyze and synthesize scientific information about the natural and physical world, understand the limitations and strengths of existing theories, ask strategic questions, and assess empirical evidence.

You’ll need to take two courses in Scientific Method and Analysis (SMA).

Course Titlesort descending Instructor Quarter Notes Fulfills:
Meerkats Animal Behavior: Sex, Death, and Sometimes Food! Joseph Garner
  • Autumn
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Bioengineering Materials to Heal the Body Sarah Heilshorn
  • Autumn
WAY-SMA
Google self driving car Building Trust in Autonomy Mykel Kochenderfer
  • Winter
WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
Chicken egg without eggshell. Photo by Biswarup Ganguly,, Wikimedia Commons. Chemistry in the Kitchen Richard Zare
  • Winter
There are four offerings of CHEM 29N in Winter Quarter. Be sure to review the class schedule for each section on this page, in the right sidebar. Then, sign up for the section with your preferred lab time at VCAIS.stanford.edu. WAY-SMA
Icebergs around Cape York,Greenland. Author Brocken Inaglory, Wikipedia. Climate Change Ecology: Is It Too Late? Tadashi Fukami
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Mammals Donna M. Bouley
  • Winter
WAY-SMA
For an Immune Cell, Microgravity Mimics Aging (NASA, International Space Station, 04/21/14) by Nasa's Marshall Space Flight Center via Flickr Cystic Fibrosis: From Medical Conundrum to Precision Medicine Success Story Ron Kopito
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease in a Changing World Erin Mordecai
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
130704-9246 via SALLIE Energy Options for the 21st Century John Fox
  • Autumn
Open to first-year students and sophomores. WAY-SMA
Elkhorn Slough by Don DeBold via Flickr Exploring the Critical Interface Between the Land and Monterey Bay: Elkhorn Slough Christopher Francis
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Milky Way Panorama - Lake Clifton, Western Australia by inefekt69 via Flickr Frontiers in Theoretical Physics and Cosmology Renata Kallosh
  • Winter
WAY-SMA
Functional Materials and Devices Yuri Suzuki
  • Autumn
WAY-SMA
Jennifer Skeem by UCI UC Irvine via Flickr Genes, Memes, and Behavior Scott S. Hall, Ph.D
  • Summer
Summer enrollment limited. Preference to rising Stanford first- and second-year students who haven't had the opportunity to take an Introductory Seminar previously. Summer Session IntroSems meet June 24 to August 2, 2019. WAY-SMA
Salmonella Invades a Cultured Human Cell (NASA, International Space Station, 7/28/11) by Nasa Marshall Space Flight Center via Flickr, 5984807021_bcae4c8f4e_o Globally Emerging Zoonotic Diseases Stephen Felt
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Great Inventions That Matter Shan X. Wang
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
DNA transcription image. Reworked and vectorized by National Human Genome Research Institute, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Hacking the Genome Saumya Sankaran
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Hormones in a Performance-Enhanced Society Andrew R. Hoffman, M.D.
  • Winter
WAY-SMA
How to Design a Space Mission: From Concept to Execution Simone D'Amico
  • Autumn
WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
Human Origins Richard Klein
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Small cell carcinoma, combined, with squamous cell carcinoma Case 119 by Yale Rosen via Flickr Intracellular Trafficking and Neurodegeneration Yanmin Yang
  • Winter
WAY-SMA
Soyuz liftoff, via Wikipedia It IS Rocket Science! Andrew Barrows
  • Spring
WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
7401820390_fa06e3f2e5_z.jpg via Flickr Laboratory Mouse in Biomedical Research Claude M. Nagamine
  • Autumn
The mandatory Friday lab meets from 1:30-3:20pm at RAF 1. WAY-SMA
Man Versus Nature: Coping with Disasters Using Space Technology Howard Zebker
  • Autumn
WAY-SMA
Physics in the 21st Century Lauren Tompkins
  • Spring
WAY-SMA
Science in the News Hans Andersen
  • Autumn
Class meets in Keck 3 North Conference Room. WAY-SMA
Chemical Reaction by Kate Ter Haar via Flickr Scientific Method and Bias John P.A. Ioannidis
  • Winter
WAY-SMA
Sensory Ecology of Marine Animals Stuart Thompson
  • Autumn
WAY-SMA
Technology in the Greenhouse Franklin M. ("Lynn") Orr, Jr.
  • Spring
WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA
IS_EasthSys_41N_Global_Warming_Paradox_Diffenbaugh_farmers_Market_PhotogOverbeek (1) via SALLIE The Global Warming Paradox Noah Diffenbaugh
  • Summer
Summer enrollment limited. Preference to rising Stanford first- and second-year students who haven't had the opportunity to take an Introductory Seminar previously. Summer Session IntroSems meet June 24 to August 2, 2019. WAY-SMA
 Artist's rendering of NASA's Europa mission spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The team behind NASA's mission to Europa at their first face-to-face meeting at JPL in August 2015. Artist's rendering of NASA's Europa mission spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The Space Mission to Europa Dustin Schroeder
  • Autumn
WAY-SMA
Things About Stuff Thomas Lee
  • Autumn
WAY-SMA
When Chemistry Meets Engineering Matteo Cargnello
  • Autumn
Class meets in Shriram Center Room 052 on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings. The mandatory lab section on Thursday afternoon is scheduled in the Uytengsu Teaching Center, Lab Room 132A. WAY-SMA