BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN
During the summer, Stanford opens its classrooms, labs and libraries to middle and high school students from nearby communities, across the United States and around the world. Teachers also participate in summer professional development courses on the Farm.
Throughout the summer, Stanford hosts programs that include courses, camps, institutes, internships for middle and high school students, with offerings in the arts and music, business, Earth sciences, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, social science and science.
The Stanford Office of Science Outreach directs students to summer programs all over campus, such as the RISE Summer Internship Program, an intensive, seven-week program for local Bay Area students, who spend 30 hours a week on campus, working in an active science or engineering research lab under the guidance of a mentor – typically a graduate student – and attending weekly group sessions that include field trips, presentations, hands-on science activities and lab tours.
Left: 2018 Cohort for IFSS Program
Stanford’s Department of Chemistry recently concluded its annual summer program: Inspiring Future Scientists through Shadowing (IFSS), which gives rising juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to shadow a graduate student mentor as they work in the lab.