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2014 Exhibition & Recognition Event - SMASH Academy at Stanford University

Level Playing Field Institute

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Stanford, CA

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Schedule:

  • 8am - Breakfast with scholars (optional for families of scholars and community members).  Passes for breakfast are $10 and can be purchased from the RA Team). - Location: Arrillaga Family Dining - OPTIONAL
  • 9am to 12pm - Recognition & Exhibiton Event - Location: Hewlett Teaching Center Room 200 (Auditorium)
  • 12 - 1pm - Move out for scholars - Location: Wilbur Hall - Otero Dorms

Driving/Parking Information:

  • Parents/SMASH Families - Park next to Wilbur Hall, Cedro Dorms (same location as always)
  • Invited Guests - https://forum.stanford.edu/visitors/directions/hewlett.php

Event Summary:

The Recognition and Exhibition event is an annual event at SMASH Academy, which takes place at the end fo the SMASH Academic year during the summer months.  The exhibition component is for SMASH scholars to display what they have been learning during the Academy and show off their STEM focused work to the community: Parents, Family, Site Staff LPFI staff, LPFI Board, their parents, family, site staff, and larget LPFI community & network of supporters.  The recognition component is to highlight the transition of scholars, from one year to the next, in their cohort (1st years become 2nd year scholars, 2nd year scholars become 3rd year scholars, and 3rd year scholars become SMASH Seniors).  The 3rd year scholars graduate from the Academy, and its a special time to recognize their multiple summers at SMASH Academy and get ready to transition into college the following year.  Scholars have a chance to display their work at the gallery walk, which includes a highlight of their Engineering & Design Challenge classes, as well as their computer science class projects.

 

RSVP - Including scholar in count (eg. one parent, one sibling, and scholar - maximum RSVP per scholar is 3 poeple).  If more is desired please reach out to Alaina Butler - Program Assistant - alaina.butler@smash.lpfi.org

 

Thanks,

-James Sarria

Site Director

SMASH Stanford

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Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)


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Level Playing Field Institute

OUR MISSION:  Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in STEM and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

Mission

Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.

Vision

We envision a world where a true level playing field exists – a world where everyone has equitable access to opportunities, including the historically disenfranchised.

This level playing field would start in our educational system.  Disparities in resources, high-quality teachers, rigorous courses, and technology would not exist.  All students, regardless of race/ethnicity, economic background, parent education level, or neighborhood would be provided with opportunities to excel academically, access rigorous courses, and be prepared to apply to, and graduate from, top colleges and universities across the United States.

As a result, our communities and workplaces will benefit from well-prepared, competitive leaders representing broad perspectives and sectors of society.

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