Science Department

SMASH Program! (Deadline: March 01 2017 at 11:59 PM PST (Midnight))
The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) is a free of cost, STEM-intensive college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer, fully residential STEM enrichment program which provides access to STEM coursework and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color. Each summer, SMASH scholars spend five weeks on a college campus immersed in STEM and live among other high-potential, underrepresented (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander, low-income, first-in-family to attend college) high school students.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Grade Level: Be in the 9th grade at time of application.

2.  Math Skills: Have strong mathematics skills appropriate for your grade level, as determined by the SMASH math assessment (administered to all SMASH applicants in March).

3.  Attend a public high school or private high school via scholarship.

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Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program
(FEBRUARY 25, 2017 (SAT.)- Application Due (11:59pm Pacific Standard Time))
The Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR) is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and increasing diversity of students and researchers in the sciences.

All of the following requirements must be met (no exceptions):

- Students must currently be juniors or seniors as of the fall of 2016 and must be in the graduating class of 2017 or 2018. 

- Students must also be 16 years old or older by the start of the program (June 12, 2017).  

- Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents with a green card in order to apply.


Stanford EXPLORE: A Lecture Series on Biomedical Research For High School Students

The Stanford Explore Lecture Series is an exploratory series covering the basic fundamentals and current research areas represented by the various research areas of the Stanford School of Medicine (Immunology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Medicine, Regenerative and Stem Cell Medicine, Cancer Biology, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics and Genetics). The lectures will be taught by Stanford Faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Although the main focus of the series is attending lectures similar to what students will be exposed to in college, students will also have opportunities to experience several hands-on demonstrations and simulation labs at Stanford. Furthermore, there will be opportunities to participate in lunch discussions with college, graduate school and medical school students to learn about the application process as well as to learn about what their experiences have been like.  Students will be provided with a notebook, pen, bag and a course reader for optional background reading.  No homework assignments will be given.  The schedule is 9am-12pm daily (except on Fridays—the session will end at 1pm including lunch that is provided). We encourage you to sign up for all 4 weeks but you may also sign up for just 1, 2 or 3 weeks.  The online registration will open on MARCH 1, 2017.

More information to come.