The Science in the City ("SITC") is a week-long summer day camp typically at Stanford University for incoming 5th and 6th grade underrepresented students of color. SITC was created through a joint partnership with Stanford University Graduate School of Education's Science in the City Research Group and The Social Engineering Project, Inc. Approximately 50 students are exposed to hands-on, culturally relevant, chemistry, physics, and engineering experiments to spark an interest in STEM-related courses throughout high school and college. SITC's goal is for students to fall in love with STEM, go to college, major in a STEM-related major, and work in the technology sector.
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KTVU 2 News 2016
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) Science In The City summer day camp at Roses in Concrete
KTVU 2 News 2017
Title: Stanford science summer camp preps inner-city kids for higher education
PALO ALTO, Calif. (KTVU) -- A local summer camp is immersing students in the world of science and celebrating success. Students from Oakland and the Peninsula are spending the week at Stanford University attending a program called 'Science In The City'.
KTVU 2 News 2018
STANFORD, Calif. (KTVU) - On the sprawling green at Stanford University, 5th and 6th graders from Oakland and beyond transformed into scientists, trading in T-shirts for lab coats.
Science in the City has helped launch a love for STEM in young kids from underserved communities like Oakland.