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 at The Tech is a program that trains Stanford biology graduate students and postdocs in how to effectively communicate science to the public both in person and in writing. In the process of learning these skills, the Stanford people teach the public about genetics. And get them excited about it too.
The mission of the Stanford ESP 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 next Splash! Days will be April 13 - 14, 2013
The Stanford Math Circle (SMC) is a weekly gathering of high school (or younger) students working on problems involving complex and advanced mathematical topics, guided by mathematicians and educators.
Adapted from SMYSP's teacher-led Public Health Advocacy Curriculum, the student-run Public Health Advocacy Workshops is a three part workshop series that helps high school students teach each other about public health. As part of an after school club or elective period, students participate in activities to understand how social, political, and economic factors influence health in addition to individual behavior choices, and conduct a health-related volunteer activity at their school or in their local community.
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.
The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health is a four day residential conference at Stanford University. High school students (including those entering high school Fall 2013 or those who just graduated Summer 2013) from across the country are invited to attend to gain leadership skills for effecting change in local communities. Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have a chance to apply the skills they gain in an outreach planning simulation.
There is a $325 fee to participate (some financial aid available).