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Outreach Programs

Programs for Stanford Undergraduates

Stanford Summer Research Program/Amgen Scholars Program

June 20 - August 22, 2015

The Stanford Summer Research Program in Biomedical Sciences/Amgen Scholars Program is an nine-week residential internship program. It offers undergraduates from across the country who want to prepare for and enter Ph.D. programs in biomedical sciences a unique opportunity for advanced research experience within a world-class university.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)

June 21 - August 22, 2015

SLAC has an exciting program offering summer internships for undergraduates, and for more than thirty years has offered 20-25 students an eight-week paid internship at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, California.

Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

June 17 - August 13, 2016

SURGE provides undergraduate scholars (from Stanford and other U.S. institutions) with a mentored research experience in a Stanford research group or laboratory. This fully funded, eight-week, summer residential program combines a rigorous research assignment with a comprehensive training and mentoring program. SURGE focuses on preparing students for graduate school, and therefore targets rising undergraduate juniors and seniors.

Outreach Programs for Stanford Students

Want to help K-12 students learn about math, science, & engineering? There are a number of different programs, many run by Stanford students, that interact with the local K-12 community. Become engaged in Boys & Girls Club programs, tutor kids, work with elementary schools on hands-on science projects, and have fun while inspiring kids about the wonders of science.

Stanford Summer Session

 Stanford Summer Session invites you to experience the thrill of campus life at one of the world's premiere universities. Undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and around the world are invited to apply to Stanford to take 8-9 week courses during the Summer Quarter. Courses are available in a wide range of subjects, or as part of a specific Intensive Studies Program. Students build their own schedule from more than 175 courses offered by 35 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, and Engineering. In addition, our unique program balances challenging academics with recreational and social activities including residence hall events, world-renowned speakers, and weekly trips to explore the San Francisco Bay Area. Upon completion of the program, students can request an official Stanford transcript and may be eligible to transfer credit back to their home institution.

Surgical Anatomy for High School and Pre-Med Students

June 22 - July 3, 2015

This two-week course is for students considering careers in a variety of procedure-based medical fields, such as surgery, dental surgery, and nursing. It may also be of interest to students who intend to study biomedical engineering, occupational or physical therapy, sports medicine, or to become EMTs/paramedics. There is a $4,250 fee to participate.

Office of Science Outreach

VPUE-Sponsored Summer Research in Biology

The Department of Biology, using funds from the office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE), offers paid research internships to current Stanford undergraduates who want to spend the summer participating in ongoing faculty research projects to learn biological research methods. Participating students are usually sophomores who have completed at least one quarter of Bio core or Hum Bio 2A, or especially well-prepared freshmen. 

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.

BioE Research Experience for Undergraduates

June 23 - August 28, 2015

The Department of Bioengineering (BioE) will offer Stanford undergraduates stipends to conduct research over the summer in 2015. The program is full-time for 10 weeks, extending from June - August and is designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to work with members of the BioE Faculty and their research groups on advanced research topics.

AHPCRC Summer Institute for Undergraduates

June 20 - August 12, 2016

The Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC) Summer Institute, an 8-week program for undergraduate students, is held at Stanford University. The Summer Institute provides training and hands-on experience in the use of computational techniques for science and engineering students with a curriculum of short courses in computational engineering methods concentrating on structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, and computer programming for parallel clusters. Students gain research experience working with one of the AHPCRC research groups at Stanford University.

Canary Center at Stanford Internships

June 13 - August 19, 2016

The Canary Center at Stanford is a research center dedicated to early cancer detection research. As part of our efforts to train the next generation of scientists, we offer a paid and unpaid summer internship program. Canary Center interns will work in faculty labs for a 10-week internship in our state-of-the-art research facility. Each participant will be matched with a faculty, postdoctoral scholar, or senior scientist mentor who will help them craft a research project. The successful applicant can expect to work in a dynamic lab environment on challenging projects that involve a broad range of research techniques. The program also includes a series of weekly seminars on early cancer detection research, conducting scientific research, careers in science and the chance to interact with other interns. The program culminates with a research symposium, where students present individual talks or posters on their summer projects in front of their peers, faculty and lab mentors. 


Science Technology and Reconstructive Surgery (STaRS) Summer Internship Program

These 7-week unpaid internships are awarded to outstanding high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in biomedicine and biological sciences. Interns work from mid-June until early August on a research project within the lab of Professor Jill Helms that entails exposure to the latest biochemical, molecular, and analytical techniques in a given field. 



June 15 - August 14, 2015

Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine is a hub of interdisciplinary research in genomics with a goal towards improving human health. GeneCamp offers a new 9-week internship program for high school students and undergraduates. There is no charge to participate.

Pre-Vet Expo

May 17, 2015

Are you interested in Veterinary School?  In learning about the various specializations in the Veterinary field?  In caring for animals and interested in pursuing a career working with animals?   The Stanford Undergraduate Pre-Vet Club presents the 4th Annual Pre-Vet Expo, a free one-day conference for high school and undergraduate students interested in the field of Veterinary Science. 

Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program (Bio-X USRP)

Introducing Stanford undergraduates to the excitement of interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of knowledge is essential for training a new generation to participate in discovery. The Bio-X Undergraduate Summer Research Program (Bio-X USRP) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct hands-on research, build awareness of interdisciplinary areas, and network with Bio-X faculty. This formative experience influences their subsequent work at Stanford and beyond.

Science Teaching Through Art (STAR)

The Science Teaching through Art (STAR) program encourages the intersection of art and science by teaching Stanford researchers of all levels to use art and visual aids in communicating their work to a general audience. STAR participants then visit local high schools for a poster presentation.