Your responses to this application will be used to select class members and to compose teams with well balanced skill sets. Prior experience in social entrepreneurship, design thinking, or international development is not a prerequisite; we expect to have a diverse mix on this and other dimensions.
STEP 1:Read the "Before you Begin" Section fully and carefully.
STEP 2:Fill out and submit this application form by Tuesday, November 7th @ 11:59pm. In the application below, there are 5 sections to be completed (including a section where you must upload your one-page resume).
STEP 3:After evaluating all written applications, the teaching team will select a group of semifinalists to participate in an in-person, get-to-know-you event on the evenings of Monday, Nov. 27th (7-9pm) or Tuesday, Nov. 28th (7-9pm). Based on these in-person events, the teaching team will make the final student selections for the class. We will notify you of your eligibility for these in-person events by 5pm on Friday, November 17. Until then, if you want to be a part of this course, we ask that you please keep at least one of these in-person event time slots open on your calendar.
* Class is held every Monday and Wednesday 10:30am to 12:20pm and Thursday evenings 7:30-9:30pm throughout both winter and spring quarters.
* All students will be expected to participate in two Saturday events, this includes: Saturday, January 13th (All-day Retreat) AND Saturday, April 7th (All-day Retreat).
* In addition to class time, students spend many hours with their teams prototyping, brainstorming, interviewing, arguing, bonding, preparing, learning, and building. Working on projects individually, and with team members, requires large amounts of time, and an ability to be flexible in scheduling team time.
* During winter quarter exam week and spring break, representatives from each team (2 of the 4 members) travel internationally to partner sites to do need finding and empathy building that will guide project development for Spring Quarter.
*Some of the Extreme projects may require work to be done in the Product Realization Lab (PRL). In order to gain access to the lab each student will be required to take a safety orientation and purchase a lab pass ($80 for 2 quarters).
In order to form 10 teams of 4 students each, enrollment is limited to 40 students. We are searching for students who come from a wide range of backgrounds and are willing to try something new. We want team players. We want collaborative, passionate souls who want an experience (not just a class). We want resourceful innovators with a driving desire to implement. We put together a document that lists in more detail the characteristics that we are looking for in our students. You can find it here: http://extreme.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/IdealExtremeStudent%20%283%29_0.pdf
- If you want to develop a new mindset/process to solve challenging problems, you should apply. - If you have never done any design, don't worry, you should still apply. - If you will be swamped with other courses/commitments in winter or spring quarter, you should NOT apply.
Please use this course application to tell us who you are and why you want to work with us.
Applications are due on Tuesday, November 7th @ 11:59pm.
If you have any questions about the Extreme application, you can reach us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org (don't wait until Nov. 7 or later to email us for the first time! Give us some time to respond).