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
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.