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Stanford graduate students explore new fields during summer institute

four students gathering around a project involving two long sticks taped together
Image credit: Stanford VPGE
Sep 6 2018
Education, Stanford, Students, VPGE

When the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute opens next week, participants enrolled in one of its immersive, interdisciplinary courses will visit a local high school dedicated to opening the doors to students who would be the first in their families to attend college.

It is one of 10 courses that will be offered during the Stanford Graduate Summer Institute, which was designed to give graduate students the opportunity to explore subjects outside their academic fields, experiment with new ideas and expand their networks within Stanford’s diverse graduate community.

The institute, which will be held Sept. 10-14, is an annual program of the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. The free, not-for-credit courses, which range in size from 14 to 125 participants, are open to current and incoming graduate students, and – if space is available – to postdoctoral scholars.

Since its inception in 2006, over 3,000 graduate students and postdocs have participated in Stanford Graduate Summer Institute, a unique Stanford opportunity.

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