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Programs for the General Public

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Campus Walking Tours

The Stanford Visitor Center offers a range of no-cost tours, exploring the highlights of Stanford’s beautiful campus.

Stanford at the Tech

Since 2002, the Genetics Department has partnered with The Tech Interactive (The Tech) to run a suite of public outreach programs designed to educate, excite, and inform the general public about genetics and science. Every year, 12-16 program participants facilitate hands-on experiences for thousands of museum visitors, write articles for a website that reaches millions worldwide, receive training in science communication, and learn about alternative career paths.

Stanford Optical Society

The Stanford Optical Society are graduate students that offer teacher training events, hands-on interactive booths for thousands of public visitors, and the development of demonstrations/optics curricula for K-12 students. Their strong base of volunteers are committed to teaching and getting students of all ages excited about light!

Please get in touch if you're interested in having the Stanford Optical Society demonstrate optics or otherwise planning events with them, email