Stanford Splash is a two-day learning marathon where Stanford students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as other community members, volunteer to teach classes on any subject to middle and high school kids.
While Stanford students are normally doing the learning, this weekend saw the roles reversed as Stanford Splash hosted 2000 middle and high school students.
More than 2,000 students, mostly from local middle and high schools, attended the approximately 350 classes offered by the Stanford Educational Studies Program’s biannual Splash program, which took place this past weekend.
The students’ plan is straightforward: Buy a red truck, fill it with tools and drive it to schools. The team — Jason Chua ’11 M.S. ’12, Prat Ganapathy M.S. ’12, Kathayoon Khalil Ph.D. ’14, Eugene Korsunskiy M.F.A. ’12, Diane Lee ’12 and Aaron Peck ’12 — calls itself SparkLab and hopes to deliver hands-on learning to Bay Area students.
Stanford’s biannual Splash! Program attracted more than 1,500 middle and high schoolers to campus this weekend to attend a range of about 300 Stanford student-taught classes, from “The Philosophy of Star Wars” to “How to Curl Your Hair with a Straightener” to even “Getting Free Money from Safeway Using Coupons.”
This weekend, more than a thousand middle and high school students descended on Stanford campus to take part in Splash, a semiannual, two-day event run by Stanford Educational Studies Program that offers specialized classes taught by Stanford students and faculty.