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Outreach Programs

Stanford's Office of Science Outreach

Stanford's Office of Science Outreach encourages and assists Stanford faculty members to engage in science outreach -- organized activities focused on youth, school teachers, and the general public to increase their interest, understanding, and involvement in math, science, and engineering. The office serves faculty throughout the University by helping them create outreach project ideas and proposals, identifying potential partners for them (both within Stanford and with external organizations such as K-14 schools and science museums), and facilitating the sharing of information and resources among all of the University's science outreach programs. 

Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer program

The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is opening its lab doors with a new program aimed at rising 10th grade girls. Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer program is designed to expose high school students in underrepresented populations to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The two-week, full-time program was free in 2015 as a result of generous sponsorship. It provides both broad exposure to AI topics through faculty lectures and industry field trips, as well as an in-depth experience with a research area through hands-on projects. Mentoring and career/personal development sessions with faculty, researchers, and graduate students will further enable personal growth and an opportunity to explore career interests in AI. Visit the website or email "Sailors" for more information.

Girlz Gone Wireless (GGW)

Girlz Gone Wireless (GGW) is a workshop hosted by Electrical Engineering Professor Ada Poon and her lab members in Stanford’s Electrical Engineering (EE) department during the summer of 2015. This one-week summer workshop introduced high school students to EE, teaching them basic concepts about electricity and electronics and how these concepts are being used to create tiny implantable medical devices. Free and open to local rising 9th and 10th graders with a minimum 3.5 GPA and an interest in engineering, the workshop required no prerequisites other than a desire to learn about EE. Priority was given to members of groups who are the most underrepresented in EE today: women, African Americans, Latinas/Latinos, and Native Americans. Girlz Gone Wireless especially sought students from low income families or those who would represent the first generation in their families to attend college.