September 2, 2018

Jenny Hsu is a medical writer based in San Francisco. She works for a global agency that provides communications for the biotech and pharma industries. She recently graduated from the PhD program in Genetics at Stanford, and in her free time she enjoys trail running an...

June 7, 2018

This month's My Science Story is brought to you by Josh Tycko, a graduate student in the Genetics department here at Stanford. Here, Josh describes why bored students should take their curiosity outside the classroom.

“Josh, why don’t you tell us the value of the gravit...

February 28, 2018

Hello Science enthusiasts!


Have you ever wanted to ask a scientist a question, but don't know one personally? Have you ever wondered what all those scientists at Stanford do all day? Do you wonder what being a scientist really means, or what kinds of people become scie...

December 21, 2017

Take a moment to imagine what a scientist looks like. 

Did you imagine an older white man, possibly with crazy white hair, wearing a lab coat standing next to flasks of bubbling, green chemicals? If so, you’re not alone—in studies as early as 1957, it was demonstrated t...

September 15, 2017

The list below reflects some guiding principles to help streamline implementation of the Stanford Penpal Program.  

The author, Erika Hesterberg, worked as a teacher in a Title I school on the edge of the Navajo Nation. In her time teaching, she partnered with the Stanf...

July 20, 2017

Stanford Science Penpals was established in 2014 by our founders Teni and Amanda and ran its first pilot penpal program in the spring of 2015. Since then, we have expanded our reach to over 100 scientist-student pairings across California, New Mexico, and Texas with gr...

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