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Outreach Programs

Campus Visits

Educational Studies Program/Splash!

November 7 - 8, 2015

The mission of the Stanford Educational Studies Program community is to reach out, to enthuse young eager minds, and share our muses and sources of joy and inspiration with people around us, especially high school students.

We offer days on campus full of academic and non-academic classes taught by Stanford students. ESP invites students to attend classes that could vary from completely “non-academic” stuff like cookie baking and origami, to complicated and challenging classes on machine theory or quantum mechanics.

The Splash! program fee is $40, but generous need-based financial aid is available.

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

Visit Stanford Anatomy With Your High School Class

Stanford's Clinical Anatomy invites high school students to visit their labs and facilities. Through customizable programs, instructors help students discover, learn, and apply human anatomy in a professional context by introducing students to many of the same learning resources used by Stanford medical students.  

Campus Tours

The Stanford Visitor's Center offers many public tours.

  • Walking tours for the general public,
  • Self-guided podcast tours,
  • Special tours for high school students interested in attending Stanford,
  • Tours designed exclusively for school, team, or community groups larger than 10 people

Project Motivation

Project Motivation, affectionately known as ProMo, is a student group dedicated to promoting higher education to minority youths through on-campus visits and tours. Project Motivation is determined to instill a positive attitude towards higher education and help K-12 students understand the unlimited opportunities open to them. Formed in the mid-70's, Project Motivation seeks to encourage under represented high school students to pursue higher education. It is a program that facilitates the interaction between high school students and Stanford undergraduates. Teachers, help your students tour part of campus, see a dorm room, hear college stories from undergraduates and get the scoop about college life.

Class Visits to the Stanford Nanobrication Facility (SNF)

SNF invites K-12 school classes and groups to visit our cleanroom facilities, where micro and nanotechnology devices are fabricated and researched.   We offer an array of visit and tour formats, including introductory presentations on nanoscience and nanofabrication, cleanroom gowning activities, and different types of tours (including guided window and webcam tours, including nanofabrication demos) with the opportunity to meet and talk with researchers and staff who work on our facility.  See the “SNF Tours” link on the SNF Education webpage linked above. 

Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) Cleanroom Tours

Tours of the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) Cleanroom are now offered in a variety of formats, including new live, interactive webcam-tours to classrooms. See our research equipment and facilities, and researchers working in their cleanroom gowns on the latest micro and nanotechnology.

Many types of tours are available:  Window tours (guided or self-guided) or Live, Remote Webcam Tours (from Stanford Auditorium or teacher’s classroom). More details about each tour and booking information can be found on the program website.