Through a robust Education and Outreach program, multiple scholarships and internships across disciplines, SURF strives to inspire and empower our youth in the pursuit of futures in STEM. Our commitment to K-12 education encourages children to see themselves as scientists, researchers and engineers. Based on high science standards, Sanford Lab’s innovative curriculum modules highlight the science of Sanford Lab and are designed to inspire and challenge every student. Since 2015, we have impacted the lives of more than 50,000 students – a number that grows every day. We make a concerted effort to reach out to under-served populations, especially those in rural areas. In 2020, the Education and Outreach team’s work was recognized as a world-wide model for science education and workforce development.
Our internships offer undergraduate students opportunities to learn from experts and gain real-world experience. Through the Davis-Bahcall Scholars Program, recent high school graduates and first-year college students build experiences as scientists and engineers.