Science in Service is a unique collaboration of Stanford students, science and engineering faculty, service-learning educators, and Peninsula community organizations. The program connects Stanford students to youth in our neighboring communities through science mentorship and after-school science clubs, providing students a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in science outreach.
Stanford Student-Sponsored Outreach
The Science Bus offers an after-school science curriculum for grade school children at the East Palo Alto Charter School (EPACS), a great school in a low-income part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The program is developed and taught by graduate and undergraduate students at Stanford University. We welcome any member of the Stanford Community who has knowledge of science and an interest in teaching to join us and make a difference in the lives of promising young students.
Stanford's student chapter of the Optical Society of America is active in outreach to K-12 students and teachers. We offer hands-on demos and exhibits at Stanford's Community Day and at professional development programs for local high school physics teachers. Stanford students interested in optics are invited to participate
SWE sponsors a number of K-12 outreach programs, including Exploring New Worlds, Middle School Outreach, and Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) competitions called Tests of Engineering, Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS).
The Stanford Student Space Initiative gives future leaders of the space industry the hands-on experience and broader insight they need to realize the next era of space development.
The group has flown a zero gravity experiment with NASA, built multiple CubeSats, launched high altitude balloons and hosted over 100 speakers at talks and conferences.
Stanford ESP provides a fun and affordable educational experience for high school students through academic and non-academic classes taught by student volunteers at Stanford.
We currently run Stanford Splash, a one-weekend, on-campus outreach event, in both the fall and spring. At Splash, Stanford students can run their own classes, sharing their knowledge and creativity with middle and high school students. With your support we hope to expand and reach out to more people, students and teachers alike."
SEEDS is an education program of the Ecological Society of America. Its mission is to diversify and advance the profession of ecology through opportunities that stimulate and nurture the interest of underrepresented students. Focused at the undergraduate level, opportunities sponsored by the program include student field trips, undergraduate research fellowships, ESA Annual Meeting travel awards, and campus ecology chapters.
The Stanford Polymer Collective (SPC) is an interdisciplinary student group that strives to fulfill every aspect of its name. SPC has identified a need for a more unified and connected resource network for polymer researchers on Stanford’s campus. We hold regular meetings that range from student research talks, industry site tours, and invited speaker presentations. In order to enhance the university and local community, we organize outreach events to educate the public about the exciting realm of polymer-based materials that we interact with every day.
EPATT is a non-profit youth development organization serving K-12th grade students. Through one-on-one tutoring, tennis lessons, direct instruction, college counseling and parent education, we prepare students for a productive future. Most of our volunteers are Stanford undergraduates and graduate students.
Girls Teaching Girls to Code is a program where Stanford women teach and inspire Bay Area high school girls to explore Computer Science and Engineering. Students learn coding basics, build exciting projects, and develop strong relationships with mentors in the field. Our annual Code Camp is our largest event, introducing 200 high school girls to computer science with the help of 45 inspirational Stanford mentors. We also host several smaller events throughout the year, including workshops, puzzle hunts, and company tours, to encourage continued engagement and to help our students further explore their passions. Come join us!