Virtual Student Programming

Our virtual programs make The Tech Interactive accessible to everyone! Whether your learners build with us in a science lab or hear from a working scientist they’ll be inspired to become the problem-solvers of the future.

STEMbassador Program

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In this FREE virtual experience, an expert guest speaker will engage with your middle or high school students for 45-60 minutes. We offer two types of sessions:

  • Meet a Scientist: This session is informal and conversational. The STEMbassador will give a 5-10 minute presentation about who they are, including a bit about their personal history, path into science, current work, and career goals. The rest of the session will be an open Q&A from students.
  • Research Presentation: In this type of session, the STEMbassador will give a 20-minute presentation about their current work and studies, giving students a sneak peek into cutting-edge research. The rest of the session will be an open Q&A from students. 

The STEMbassadors are volunteer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Stanford, primarily from the Genetics Department, who are interested in engaging with youth about science. Please note that as sessions are dependent on STEMbassador availability, we are not able to accommodate all special requests. We require a minimum of 12 students to book a virtual visit.

What do we ask in return for you engaging with this free program? Easy! Just fill out a survey afterward to help us guide the program’s direction for the future. Priority will be given to underserved schools in the greater Bay Area region.

Reservations launching October 2023.