About Us


About The Program

Science Alliance is a student-run mentorship program that aims to help foster a passion for science among younger students at an early age. High school students mentors are paired with motivated younger student buddies (typically 5th graders, but may also be middle school students). Mentors guide these intellectually curious buddies through a science fair project of their choosing.

Along the way, these buddies are introduced to investigative science, develop basic skills in planning, executing, and reporting their activities, and get better prepared for middle school lab science. The culminating event of the year is a science fair, organized and run by the high school students, where the buddies can display their projects and show off their knowledge. For mentors, this provides them an opportunity to get involved with a meaningful community service, to act as a positive role model for younger students, and to strengthen their leadership and personal skills.

Science Alliance Network is designed to help schools create Science Alliance programs, and generate interest in science among youth.

Meet the Team

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Christina Ren
Executive Board

Stanford University Class of 2018


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Brian Yu
Executive Board

Harvard College Class of 2019


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Sarah Joo
Executive Board

Yale College Class of 2020


Founders

Christina Ren
Stanford University Class of 2018

Patti Carothers
Director, Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

Advisors

Patti Carothers
Director, Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair

Linda Bandrowski
Advisor, Monte Vista High School Science Alliance

Courtney Corda
Advisor, Science Buddies

Robin Groch
Advisor, San Ramon Valley High School Science Alliance

Web Design

Brian Yu
Harvard College Class of 2019