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 in Physics
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