The Summer Math & Science Honors (SMASH) Academy brings students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds to Stanford University for tuition-free STEM studies, college preparation, and professional networking. Spear-headed by Serena Bidwell, a Social Science Researcher at S-SPIRE Center, we offer a new medical/healthcare curriculum with the goal of inspiring high school students to consider a future in healthcare careers and participate in a diverse medical workforce. In addition to implementation of the medical curriculum for a 5-week STEM-intensive high school summer program, we will host a professional development day for SMASH Academy alumni as part of the SMASH Rising internship program. During this Professional Development Day, first and second year college students will hear from a variety of speakers and engage in activities centered on the theme of Medicine & Meaningful Work.
SMASH HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
SMASH Academy is a free-of-cost, STEM-intensive college preparation program for underrepresented and low-income high school students. For the first time this year, SMASH Academy will include medical workshops.
SMASH RISING FOR 1st OR 2nd YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Hosting graduates of the SMASH Academy for a professional development day. 1st or 2nd year of college, Students in SMASH Rising are participating in internships to build career skills and gain real-world work experience.