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Diversity Programs for Students



Stanford ADVANCE Summer Institute

ADVANCE is an eight-week summer transition program designed to give incoming graduate students early exposure to research in their Biosciences Home Program over the summer. Participants attend workshops that acclimate them to Stanford University and develop academic, professional, and leadership skills. Stanford ADVANCE Summer Institute

Student Outreach to Alumni Resources (SOAR) Mentor Program

The mission of the SOAR Mentor Program is to foster mentorship opportunities across the Stanford Biosciences community. This comprehensive mentoring program exposes students and postdocs to a breadth of career options and pathways, promoting greater community and collaboration with faculty and alumni.

Annual Diversity Program & Luncheon

This program provides graduate students who are interviewing with the opportunity to learn about Stanford's graduate student experience, the School of Medicine's commitment to diversity, and campus organizations and university resources that support diversity.

BioAIMS Annual Diversity Awards Banquet

This banquet celebrates the achievements of BioAIMS members and honors their supporters and mentors. BioAIMS Annual Diversity Awards Banquet


Stanford Summer Research Program in the Biosciences (SSRP)

SSRP is a research-intensive residential program for undergraduates that takes place on Stanford's beautiful campus over a nine-week period. Stanford Summer Research Program

Leadership Alliance Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)

Stanford is a partner in the Leadership Alliance SR-EIP. This program, principally for underserved and under-represented students, offers undergraduates the opportunity to work for 8-10 weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research mentor at participating Alliance institutions.

Summer Research in Geosciences and Engineering (SURGE)

SURGE provides undergraduate scholars from Stanford and other U.S. institutions a mentored research experience in a Stanford research group or laboratory. This fully funded, eight-week, summer-residential program combines a rigorous research assignment with a comprehensive training and mentoring program. SURGE focuses on preparing students for graduate school and, therefore, targets rising undergraduate juniors and seniors.

Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP)

The Stanford School of Medicine's Summer HCOP is an academically rigorous, six-week residential program that encourages and provides a learning environment for 25 talented college sophomores and juniors who expect to graduate after the summer of 2013, seek a career in medicine, and have experienced educational or academic barriers within the San Francisco Bay Area region.

High School

Raising Interest in Science and Engineering Summer Internship Program (RISE)

The Raising Interest in Science and Engineering Summer Internship Program for high school students is sponsored by the Office of Science Outreach. It is an intensive seven-week summer program for Bay Area students living within a 25-mile radius of campus who are interested in science, engineering, math, and computer science. Students spend 30 hours a week on the Stanford campus, working in an active research lab under the guidance of a mentor from the lab (typically a graduate student) and attending weekly group sessions that include field trips and presentations.

Earth Sciences High School Internship Program

At the School of Earth Sciences, high school students spend eight weeks during the summer working in a variety of laboratories. Student interns must be interested in Earth sciences to qualify. They support ongoing research and are supervised directly by graduate students, postdocs, and lab managers. This program is for local high school students only, who are selected through an application process.

Stanford Medical Youth Science Program Summer Residential Program (SMYSP)

The SMYSP Summer Residential Program offers five weeks of intensive science and health training each summer for low income and under-represented high school students from Northern and Central California. Participants live together at Stanford, attend scientific lectures, complete anatomy laboratory practicums, intern at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System hospital, and learn about college-entrance requirements, application procedures, and financial aid. The program is tuition-free, with selection based on an application process.

Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)

The SIMR Program is for high school juniors and seniors interested in hands-on research in various fields of medicine, including immunology, stem cell, cancer, neuroscience, bioinformatics, and cardiovascular medicine. This eight-week program enables the selected students to take part in research, attend introductory lectures, and present their work at a poster session open to the Stanford community.

More Information

For more information about high school programs and outreach, visit The Office of Science Outreach.


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