STEM programs in economically disadvantaged communities lack critical resources—and we want to change that.
The Students 2 Science mission is to level the education gap by bringing high-quality STEM education to students in need.
We immerse elementary through high school students in exciting learning environments to spark a life-long passion for STEM and introduce them to college and career pathways for a better future. Our scientist-based staff and S2S professional volunteers mentor the next generation of STEM innovators and give them access to life-changing opportunities.
Our STEM Programs Empower Students
Students 2 Science provides students with authentic, dynamic lab and in-class learning experiences that challenge them in new ways. We help students feel good, valued, and confident—and get them fired up about STEM!
We connect science to real-world applications, demystifying STEM jobs and illuminating pathways for a better future. We do it for the students.
The V-Lab Program
The V-Lab (Virtual Laboratory) is S2S’ signature remote-learning program. Led by innovative instructors from our Technology Centers, it is livestreamed directly into 5th-12th grade classrooms. V-Lab aligns with Next Generation Science Standards that set expectations for what students should learn and achieve in science classes.
The ISAAC Program
Our ISAAC Program (Improving Student Affinity and Aptitude for Careers in STEM) is an in-house lab geared for middle and high school students that offers real-world, hands-on, career-oriented opportunities to experience STEM activities in state-of-the-art laboratories.
Career Advancement Program
Career Advancement Program (CAP) facilitates STEM education and career pathway exploration for high school students (grades 10-12) by connecting them to local, regional, and national partners in S2S’ STEM ecosystem and offering them real-world experiences in diverse STEM fields.
After School and Summer Programs
Science is a constant. It happens all around us, not just in school! We offer students after school and summer programs where they can engage in STEM without borders and outside of the traditional school environment.
Support students in your community! Volunteers are the backbone of Students 2 Science. Our volunteers bring a diverse range of expertise as STEM innovators. They comprise of active STEM professionals, retired scientists, PhD candidates, teachers, community leaders, and STEM advocates. Learn how you can get involved, help the broader community, and improve lives through STEM pathways for a better future.
Local volunteers work side-by-side with student participants, in-person and virtually, to support, inspire, motivate, and provide career advice.
Not a STEM professional? No problem! Students 2 Science has volunteer roles available for all people who are passionate about STEM, regardless of expertise.
Corporate partners make great student mentors. Employees from the corporate partners who work with us gain the opportunity to teach students about STEM and engage in meaningful conversations with students about their futures.
Higher Education Partners
College and university students can serve as mentors and assistant instructors for our ISAAC and V-Lab programs and support STEM program development. Post-secondary students make excellent role models for our students interested in pursuing careers in STEM.
Internships are the perfect way for high school and college students to continue to work with Students 2 Science throughout the year. Our interns help develop new experiments for both ISAAC and V-Lab programs and support program delivery.