At the School of Earth Sciences, high school students spend 8 weeks in the summer working in different laboratories. The students work on existing research projects and are supervised directly by graduate students, post docs and lab managers. This program enables graduate students to serve as mentors, prepares high schools students for college and serves to strengthen the connections between Stanford and local high schools.
For more information or to apply go to: https://pangea.stanford.edu/academics/outreach-programs/k12-programs/high-school-internships
During the first week, we look at world maps that show the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes as
well as topography/bathymetry and age of the sea floor. Interns reviewed their understanding of plate tectonics.