The Stan State Junior Scientist program provides STEM curriculum enrichment to 4th-grade students from local schools in the Turlock Unified School District. This past year, students from Cunningham Elementary and Wakefield Elementary schools came to the Stan State campus for Saturday activities of STEM enrichment. Teachers and parents, accompanied by 32 students from their schools, visit Naraghi Hall of Science to take part in 3-hour long science lessons, free of cost. The science activities, which are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), reinforce the in-class curriculum and provide a hand-on approach to localized issues and problems.
We would like to acknowledge the support from the Walmart Foundation and their Community Grant Program for financial support of the Junior Scientist Program.