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Outreach Programs

Programs for Elementary School Teachers

Geokids for First and Second Graders

First and second graders from local public schools come on a field trip to explore and experience these fun and engaging activities at Stanford. They are introduced to the “work of a geologist” with hands-on educational activities focusing on minerals, rocks, fossils, and soil. The activities are led by graduate and undergraduate students, who eagerly volunteer to express their love of geology. 

Stanford Summer Teaching Institute

July 15 - 18, 2014

The Stanford Summer Teaching Institute is a collection of short courses focused on the development of effective instructional practices for a variety of content areas and grade levels.  Cost:

$550/person (includes lunch and parking) $450/person for teams of 3 or more*

 

Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE)

For the first time in its history, Stanford is offering some of its most popular engineering classes free of charge to students and educators around the world. Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other SEE students, all at your convenience. Visit the program website to access the classes.

Field Trips to a Haptics and Robotics in Medicine Lab

The Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (CHARM) Lab offers field trips and demos/presentations in local K-12 classrooms and on campus. The CHARM Lab creates robots and human-computer interfaces that use haptics in order to improve human health, safety, and quality of life. The word haptics refers to the sense of touch. Applications of our research include:

  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • Simulation and training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prosthetics

Public Lectures and Events

Stanford offers many free lectures for the general public on science and engineering topics that are delivered by Stanford's top researchers in terms understandable to the lay public. Examples include the SLAC Lecture Series and the Summer Science Lecture Series. See the "Lectures & Public Events" page on this site for more information.