This one-week Institute teaches middle school teachers about nanotechnology research and the underlying physical concepts that apply to the science classes they teach. Daily sessions focus on inquiry-based modules providing teachers with materials that explicitly address California’s 8th grade physical science content standards. Participants receive stipends and Continuing Studies Credits.
You are invited to a workshop for Earth science teachers about Earth sciences in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn about current scientific research and understanding of the local geoscape. This workshop is to enhance your skills, confidence, and knowledge of Earth sciences and invigorate classroom instruction, aligned with California State content standards. You will be taught to use to the Quake-catcher Network which turns your classroom computer into a seismometer.
The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the five Institutes of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, and Cancer Biology) as well as research areas in Bioengineering and Genetics.
The Stanford Summer Teaching Institute is a collection of 4-, 5-, and 8-day courses focused on the development of effective instructional practices for a variety of content areas and grade levels.
Discovering Medicine @ Stanford is offered by the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) for high school sophomores and juniors who are preparing for a 4-year college and have a serious interest in pursuing a health or medical career. The program is interactive, with small group workshops, and direct interactions with a variety of health professionals from the Stanford Hospitals & Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System hospital, as well as faculty, staff, and students from the Stanford School of Medicine. There is a $750 program fee to attend.
The Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) Academy is:
- A three-year 5-week summer math and science enrichment program;
- For high achieving, low-income high school students of color;
- Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
- Successful in preparing scholars for college and achievement in higher education;
- Free of cost.
SMASH scholars spend five weeks each summer at a SMASH site on a college campus (currently at UC Berkeley or Stanford) immersed in rigorous STEM classes.
SMASH scholars also receive year-round academic support including SAT prep, college counseling, financial aid workshops and other activities to ensure continued academic success.
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.
This three-week course (half days) 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.
The course includes daily classroom and laboratory sessions led by Stanford instructors, as well as student-led case presentations, guided dissections, and surgical simulations with human cadavers.
Session I (June 24 - July 12) - Mornings (8am - 1pm) Session I (June 24 - July 12) - Afternoons (12pm - 5pm) Session II (July 15 - August 2) - Mornings (8am - 1pm) Session II (July 15 - August 2) - Afternoons (12pm - 5pm)
The Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine (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
We offer field trips and demos/presentations in classrooms to local K-12 schools.
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.
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).