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Stanford Joins National Effort to Highlight Public Benefits of Scientific Research

November 25, 2014
Highlighting for the public the benefits of research and science is an important goal for universities like Stanford. That’s why Stanford was a key member of a two-year effort to launch a national network to help scientists and engineers do just that. Toward this end, the National Science Foundation has awarded a consortium of six universities – including Stanford and led by the University of Missouri – a $500,000 grant to launch the Broader Impacts and Outreach Network for Institutional Collaboration. Full article here  

IISME at Stanford Featured in San Mateo County Times

July 23, 2014

Three San Mateo County STEM teachers talk about their research experiences at Stanford in summer 2014. Read the article.


RISE Program Featured in the "Palo Alto Weekly"

July 14, 2014

RISE and other Stanford internship programs for high school students are featured in the July 11, 2014 issue of the "Palo Alto Weekly."  Click here to view.

RISE Program Aims to Close the Gap in Science Education

July 31, 2012

The RISE program offers economically disadvantaged and minority students in local high schools the opportunity to experience real-world science research. All of its alumni have attended college. Read the full article here.

New Report on Elementary Science Education in California

October 25, 2011

High Hopes – Few Opportunities: The Status of Elementary Science Education in California, a new report from the Strengthening Science Education in California initiative, reveals that students have little access to high quality science education in California elementary schools. Intense pressure to meet accountability goals in mathematics and English has limited time for science, and teachers and schools do not have the infrastructure needed to consistently provide students with quality science learning opportunities. Read full report here.


Previous Articles

2010 RISE Program Featured in Palo Alto Weekly

August 16, 2010

2010 Summer Research Program for Teachers Featured in the Stanford Report

August 16, 2010

HS Students Use Cutting-Edge Technique to Create Fluorescent Proteins

June 10, 2010

Science for the Masses

May 27, 2010

The Preparation of Elementary School Teachers to Teach Science in California

April 15, 2010

The Status of the Teaching Profession 2009

December 14, 2009

Teachers’ Participation in Research Programs Improves Their Students’ Achievement in Science

October 28, 2009

Great Teachers for STEM

September 8, 2009

Creating a Well-Prepared STEM Workforce: How Do We Get From Here To There?

June 3, 2009

Science Outreach Program Helps to Prepare High-schoolers for Rigors of College

August 8, 2008

Time Spent Teaching Science Has Diminished

February 8, 2008

Stanford Report Article about OSO Programs

September 26, 2007