Community Programs

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.

Summer 2018 SMASH Participants

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.

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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.

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SMASH Summer 2018 Gallery