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
Programs for Stanford Undergraduates
Henry's Place is an after-school program designed to motivate and excite kids about learning through fun, hands-on, interactive activities. Each Stanford student is paired up with one elementary school student for a quarter (and longer if possible) in order to foster a bond between the two. Our focus is on creativity though science.
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 School of Engineering students are involved in the student chapters of many professional societies.....from the American indian Science and Engineering Society to Women in Electrical Engineering.
The School of Engineering also provides grants to student associations for projects or activities that benefit the engineering community. Groups and individuals from the undergraduate and graduate communities are invited to apply for support from the SoE/OSA Dean’s Office. The review committee evaluates proposals on a quarterly basis. More information here.
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).
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."
The Stanford Materials Research Society (MRS) group encourages interdisciplinary communication and education about materials issues. Stanford MRS accomplishes this by organizing social gatherings of students from various engineering and science departments interested in materials research. MRS is also active with a number of different outreach programs in the Bay Area that emphasize science education.
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.