Stanford Student Sponsored Outreach
Stanford Student-Sponsored Outreach
Stanford's OSA/SPIE student chapter is active in outreach to K-12 students and teachers. We offer hands-on demos and exhibits at the Bay Area Science Festival and at professional development programs for local high school physics teachers.
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 middle and high school students through academic and non-academic classes taught by student volunteers at Stanford. Stanford Splash! runs twice per year on a weekend. Stanford students can run their own classes, sharing their knowledge and creativity with kids.
The Stanford chapter of Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) aims to increase awareness of local ecosystems, biodiversity, and sustainability through ecology education and community outreach.
The Stanford Polymer Collective (SPC) holds regular meetings that range from student research talks, industry site tours, and invited speaker presentations. We organize outreach events to educate the public about the exciting realm of polymer-based materials that we interact with every day.
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. The group hosts Code Camp, Brain Busters and several smaller events throughout the year, including workshops and company tours.
The Future Advancers of Science and Technology (FAST) program is a partnership between Stanford graduate students and students and teachers at Andrew Hill High School, a lower-income public school in East San Jose. We meet regularly with students from underrepresented minority groups to brainstorm projects, carry out experiments, and build prototypes.
Stanford Science Penpals connects 6th-12th graders across the U.S. to Stanford scientists, exposing kids to diverse scientific careers, answering science questions, and sharing our love of science! Penpal exchanges start in September and end in June.
Stanford GRAMS (Graduate Researchers, Active Minds, and Science) is a community outreach program where students share their scientific research with senior citizens living in local senior living facilities.