Stanford University
EE16: From Science Fiction to Science and Engineerring

Freshman Seminar

Fall 2005

Stanford Introductory Seminar. Preference to freshmen. A number of science and engineering topics will be discussed, while making references to their coverage in the science fiction literature and film. Topics could include nanotechnology, teleportation, solar sails, applications of lasers, various ideas related to computers and communications, etc. We may also discuss “bad science” in science fiction.  Prerequisites: high-school math and physics. 3 units. Vuckovic

Meeting Time & Place
Tue., Thurs, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm (Bldg 160, Room 331)

Instructor Office Hours & Location
Jelena Vuckovic Fridays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Ginzton 1

Teaching Assistant Office Hours & Location
Maria Makarova Mondays, noon-1pm Terman cafe and 4:30-5:30pm Ginzton 31


Administrative Staff  Location
Yurika Peterman Ginzton 7

Reading material


Syllabus (tentative)

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Last update: September 25, 2005