Course Information & Expectations
As your instructors, it’s our job is to set you up for success. We’ve coordinated field trip with interesting companies, connected the class to exciting thought leaders, and crafted experience based lessons to help you learn the cutting-edge trend of food innovation.
During our sessions, come ready to engage in interactive discussions, and to share your knowledge and interests with instructors and fellow students. unpacking difficult problems and to learn new design skills. Throughout the class, complete the assigned reading and submit the questions for speakers to teaching team. Since this area is quite new and rapidly growing, teaching team is open to learn from you. Feel free to suggest us if you have any interesting speakers to add values to the classroom, and share your experience with all of us.
Course number: ME195A
Instructor emails/phone numbers:
• Laura Pickel Lpickel@Stanford.edu (650) 422-1592
• Soh Kim firstname.lastname@example.org (510) 717-0053
• Larry Leifer email@example.com
• Summer Jung(TA) firstname.lastname@example.org (650) 862-5316
Office Hours: By appointment – just shoot us an email or a text!
Course Description: Food has a great source of inspiration for many entrepreneurs and designers. In Silicon Valley, the number of food design solutions has increased tremendously. The goal of this course is to expose students to the landscape of food innovation and design in various areas from water to seaweed.
Explore the trend and landscape of food innovation and startups in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Actively engage the class discussions with speakers and peer students.
Find and develop your specific interests among various topics of food innovation.
Share your knowledge and interests with peer students. Final Reflection Paper:
At the end of quarter, we will ask students to write one reflection paper (max.1000 words, double-spaced, 12 fonts).
Students will have an opportunity to write (1) what they learn during the class, (2) their perspective of future of food, and (3) any unanswered questions or confusion.
Grading: Grading for this course will be determined by a combination of class participation (showing up and actively engaging) and the final reflection paper. While the final weight for each of these 2 broad categories are up for conversation, you should assume each will hold equal weight, unless we jointly decide otherwise. Each student will be permitted one absence- no excuses needed, no questions asked. After that, each absence reduces the grade by one half-level (A to A-, etc, or from Satisfactory to Unsatisfactory). Students must be present not only physically, but must also be mentally focused and prepared to work.