Programs

Bring Stanford to Your Classroom for High School Teachers

 

Inspiring Future Scientists: K-12 Science Classroom Visits

This program arranges classroom visits by Chemistry graduate students to local high school and K-5 classrooms. Stanford undergraduate and graduate researchers give hour-long science lessons showcasing various scientific principles. The demonstrations will be hands-on, and the students will be actively engaged with questions posed throughout the lesson.

MRS Outreach Ambassadors

MRS Outreach Ambassadors are graduate students in the Stanford Chapter of the Materials Research Society who offer in-class demonstrations and lectures on the materials of our world, materials of the future, and careers in science and engineering. Teachers may request a school visit at no charge.

Science Teaching Through Art (STAR) School Visits

Teachers can arrange for a visit to their local high school by Stanford researchers participating in the Science Teaching through Art (STAR) program. STAR encourages the intersection of art and science by using art and visual aids in communicating research to a general audience. There is no charge for these visits.

Stanford Optical Society

The Stanford Optical Society are graduate students that offer teacher training events, hands-on interactive booths for thousands of public visitors, and the development of demonstrations/optics curricula for K-12 students. Their strong base of volunteers are committed to teaching and getting students of all ages excited about light!

Please get in touch if you're interested in having the Stanford Optical Society demonstrate optics or otherwise planning events with them, email optical-society@stanford.edu

 

Stanford Science Penpals

Stanford Science Penpals connects 6th-12th graders across the U.S. to Stanford scientists. The goal is to expose kids to diverse scientific careers, answer science questions, and share a love of science! Penpal exchanges start in September and end in June. We encourage students to get in touch with us.