This quarter, I had the opportunity to be one of 12 Stanford PhD students from a diverse set of disciplines admitted to the Creativity in Research Scholars (CIRS) Program offered by the at Stanford University. In this program, we learned and applied design thinking methods to push the boundaries of our thinking and create new approaches to our research. This program was one of the most unique and thought-provoking classes I’ve ever taken at Stanford. As a PhD student, I tend to focus on the details of my specific research area, and so this program was an eye-opener; encouraging…

Irene Alisjahbana

Structural Engineering PhD Candidate at Stanford University

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