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Outreach Programs

RISE Summer Internship Program

June 17 - August 5, 2015

The RISE (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) Summer Internship Program for HS Students is sponsored by the Office of Science Outreach. It’s an intensive 7-week summer program for local Bay Area students (living within 25-mile radius of campus) interested in science, engineering, math, computer science, or psychology. Students spend 30 hours a week on the Stanford campus, working in an active research lab under the guidance of a mentor from the lab (typically a graduate student), and attending weekly group sessions that include field trips, presentations, hands-on science activities, and lab tours.

RISE is designed for bright low income students and those who will be the first in their families to attend college. 

RISE offers participants:

  • An intense and rewarding research experience
  • Weekly community enrichment activities
  • A stipend of $2,500
  • Graduate student or post-doctoral mentor
  • A network of like-minded high school students who love science and engineering

Most applicants are nominated by their science teacher.