If you’re naturally talented at STEM and take the hardest courses, there’s a high probability you’ll get great grades. However, you want to turn that high probability into a certainty. The biggest reason for naturally talented STEM students to do mediocre in STEM courses is lack of diligence. Many students naturally talented at STEM want to focus on only what they’re interested in at the moment. It’s important to see the benefits to your STEM education that would be possible if you got into Stanford and convince yourself it is worthwhile to put in the grind that sometimes is necessary to get good grades in school.
Lecturers: Douglas Abbey, Magid Abraham, Matthew Abrahams, Richard Abramson, Burton Alper, Federico Antoni, Laura K. Arrillaga-Andreessen, Naomi Bagdonas, Tyra Banks, Matthew Bannick, Ed Batista, Sven Beiker, Kirk D. Bowman, Scott Brady, Melissa Briggs, Todd Brinton, Denise Brosseau, Jeffrey Brown, Mary Kate Bundorf, Anne Marie Burgoyne, . Anne Casscells, Bryna Chang, Robert B. Chess, Leslie Chin, Stephen J. Ciesinski, George Cogan, Susan Colby, Andrea Corney, Stuart Coulson, Richard Cox, John Cronkite, Stephen Davis, David Demarest, Gary Dexter, Collin Dobbs, David M. Dodson, Nicholas Donatiello, Marissa Duswalt, R. James Ellis, Charles Ewald, Peter Francis, Richard P. Francisco, Ricki Frankel, Douglas Galen, Sadiq Gillani, Matthew Glickman, John Glynn, Theresia Gouw, Ann Grimes, William Guttentag, Laura Hattendorf, Keith Hennessey, John Hurley, Mary Ittelson, Sujay Jaswa, Franklin Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Kimberly Jonker, Efrat Kasznik, David Kaval, Hugh Keelan, Peter B. Kelly, Dan Klein, Stuart Klein, Peter Klenow, Allison Kluger, Glenn Kramon, Christopher Krubert, Andrus Laats, Bradley, Larsen, Margaret Laws, Thomas H. Layton, Gloria Lee, Mark Leslie, Jane Leu, Aaron Levie, Peter Levine, John Lilly, Leo E. Linbeck III, Robert J. Lisbonne, Susanna Loeb, Christopher Mahowald, Kevin Mak, Fern Mandelbaum, Paraag Marathe, Christine McCanna, Kelly McGonigal, William L. McLennan, William F. Meehan III, Patricia Nakache, Raymond Nasr, Allison O'Hair, Abhishek Pani, Heidi Patel, Robert Pearl, Giovanna Prennushi, Andrew Rachleff, Anne Raimondi, Alyssa Rapp, Alan Rappaport, Barry Rhein, Gerald Risk, Dennis M. Rohan, Howard Rosen, JD Schramm, Heiner Schulz, Yifat Sharabi Levine, Robert Siegel, Russell Siegelman, Stephanie Soler, Mike Speiser, F. Victor Stanton, Kevin Taweel, Mark Thurber, Robert Urstein, Michelangelo Volpi, Andrew Walder, Kevin Warsh, Jay Watkins, John , Graham Weaver, Lauren Weinstein, Leah Weiss, Peter C. Wendell, Maxwell Wessel, Amy Wilkinson, Norman Winarsky, Frank Wolak, Donald Wood, Thomas Wurster, Paul Yock, Peter Ziebelman
Four more courses began on 16 April 2012, encompassing a range of ability and subject matter, with teachers including Steve Huffman and Peter Norvig . Five new courses were announced on 31 May 2012,  and marked the first time Udacity offered courses outside the domain of computer science. Four of these courses launched at the start of the third " hexamester ", on 25 June 2012. One course, Logic & Discrete Mathematics: Foundations of Computing, was delayed for several weeks before an email announcement was sent out on 14 August stating that the course would not be launched, although no further explanation was provided.