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Spring 2010 - Program at Stanford for students in grades 7-12

Original post made by Karen P, Birdland, on Jan 25, 2010

Just wanted to pass this along. This is an awesome experience for students. Great way to get familiar with the college environment and exposure to different things.

Stanford Splash - Spring 2010!
April 17th and 18th

Splash! is a program that brings students grades 7-12 (ages 11-18 if home schooled) to Stanford's campus for a two-day learning extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: $40 for two days worth of classes. Bring your sibling and get a discount ($20 for the second child)

Classes are taught by Stanford undergraduates, graduate students, and other community members.

These classes can be about anything the teacher finds interesting!

Pre-registration is required.

To find out more information, e-mail us at, or
Check out our Website at Web Link or our Blog at Web Link

Some sample classes from last year include:
Introduction to Figure Drawing Origami for fun! -
Getting the Most out of a College Experience
Type is Cool: Introduction to Font Design
How to Draw ANYTHING: sketch training for life
Finger Knitting 101
Collaging and Poetry
Origami Roses
Comiket and the Japanese Doujin Phenomenon
Introduction to Civil Engineering
Designing Our Future
Fluids: Water You Waiting For?
Crash Course on Contemporary Philosophy
Molecular Evolution
Allergies: Food for thought
Juggling 101
Introduction to Arabic
Everything You Wanted To Know About Weather And Storms
This is Your Brain
Colonization and Terraformation of Mars
Rubik's cube for beginners
Whack & Sew: Fearless Sewing!

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Posted by H E L P P L E A S E
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:10 am

How could I actually TALK to somebody involved with this. I have 2 boys that want to attend....but everything on this site including the liability form is for OCT 2009. We're not driving over there on just this OLD info. 4 days ago I emailed that one stanford email address. NO reply. How can I communicate with somebody connected with this program ??????????????????????????

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Posted by Karen P
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Oh boy...I wish I had the number for you. Well, they are all volunteers that run the program so sometimes it does take some time for them to respond. The good news is registration doesn't open until March, and classes aren't until April, so there is still time.

Your best bet may be to visit this site: Web Link

I'm sorry, I wish I could help further. It really is worth it though!! I hope it works out.

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Posted by H E L P . . P L E A S E
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 28, 2010 at 3:16 pm

Karen P, are you connected with it in some way, know somebody who volunteered or attended last Oct ??
Do you know if it's geared more to 9th or 11th grades ?

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Posted by Karen P
a resident of Birdland
on Jan 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I am a teacher in the south bay. Some of my 11th and 12th grade students have been in the past and really enjoyed it. I have been told it is very well organized and my students have really been impressed with the course offerings and the instructors. Every year I encourage them all to attend. When registration opens, I believe each course will list the suggested grade level. I wish I could help further...sorry. :-)

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