Collage of Stanford Biosicences students using pipettes for research

Diversity Outreach and Engagement

The Graduate Programs and Diversity Office and the Genetics Diversity Office coordinate outreach and educational activities each year. Throughout the year, we encourage students to participate in a variety of ways, from helping us recruit at conferences and universities around the nation to assisting with campus events and programs.

Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)

The Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP) is a fully funded, nine-week research program for undergraduates interested in scientific research.

The Stanford Diversity Outreach for Doctoral Education Retreat (STANDOUT)

The Stanford Diversity Outreach for Doctoral Education Centers of Influence Recruitment Retreat (STANDOUT) is a two-day program that aims to support program directors, faculty, and administrators who work with diverse undergraduates in preparation for doctoral studies.

Stanford at The Tech

Through Stanford at The Tech, Stanford Biosciences graduate students lead hands-on genetic activities at The Tech Museum of Innovation. In conjunction with this program, students can answer questions online through Ask a Geneticist and share new genetics findings through Genetics in the News.

49ers Academy Teaching Team

Students lead bimonthly science labs for high-risk middle schoolers. Email for more information.

Office of Science Outreach

The Office of Science Outreach coordinates summer research programs for students and teachers, classes, and campus visits across all scientific disciplines. Some OSO programs that may interest you:

Henry's Place

An after-school interactive science program for fourth graders. Henry's Place at Stanford University

Science Bus

An after-school interactive science program for elementary students at a low-income school. Stanford Science Bus

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Outreach

Stanford Society of Women Engineers (SWE) sponsors a public-service event each quarter to excite K-12 students about engineering (and science!).


Stanford students teach about a topic of their choice, from biology and forensics to cooking and drawing. Splash

East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring

Volunteers tutor or coach East Palo Alto K-12 students. East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring

Internship Programs

Office of Science Outreach (OSO) internship programs include opportunities for graduate students to mentor summer interns.

The HAAS Center for Public Service

The HAAS Center for Public Service organizes many public-service programs. You may find these interesting:

East Palo Alto Stanford Academy

Stanford students mentor and tutor East Palo Alto middle schoolers. East Palo Alto Stanford Academy

Science in Service

Stanford students partner with Stanford affiliates, the Boys and Girls Club, and local organizations to mentor elementary and middle school students. Science in Service

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