Course on Frugal Science

A new global project class at Stanford.

BioE271: Frugal Science

In this course, participants will learn principles of frugal science to design scalable solutions with a cost versus performance rubric and explore creative means to break the accessibility barrier. Using historic and current case studies, the course will examine the importance of basic science to tackle design challenges with everyday building blocks. Learn to juggle the rigors of applied mathematics and physics with the creativity of a designer .

Enrollment is by application only. Course will be accepting a mixed cohort of Stanford undergrad and graduate students from all schools/majors, who will team up with a cohort of non-Stanford students from across the globe to build concrete solutions to planetary-scale challenges .