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STEM program builds ties between Stanford and East Palo Alto middle school

Date: 
August 1, 2014

The innovative course and afterschool mentor program bring lessons from education, design and engineering to local school.

Huddled around a picnic table in the courtyard of East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy, a group of middle-schoolers and Stanford students were hard at work. 

In front of them lay a mess of pipe cleaners, old cardboard, aluminum foil, tape and various other household materials. To an outsider, it might have looked like junk, but these students saw endless possibilities.