Press Release: Greene Scholars Program continues its legacy of achievement!

Stanford, CA (January 8, 2018) - The 16th Frank S. Greene Scholars Science Fair and Gala is the annual gathering of families, dedicated volunteers, and corporate sponsors to support and celebrate African-American youth in grades 3-12 in the Bay Area that takes place at Stanford University on January 20th, 2018. Energized by the legacy of black tech pioneer, Dr. Frank S. Greene, The Greene Scholars Program continues to instill the innovation, higher learning, and the power of community to strengthen the next generation of scholars passionate about science and ready to become the next leaders of Silicon Valley and beyond.

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The Frank S. Greene Scholars Science Fair, held this year at Stanford’s Tressider Union, is the only African-American science fair in California. Scholars will stand before a team of judges representing several leading Silicon Valley companies and hundreds of attendees to share their findings on a wide range of scientific categories including physical science, life science, math and engineering as well as emerging technologies. The scholars adhere to scientific methodology, and experimental design. Scholars also conduct independent research in order to demonstrate a clear and in-depth understanding of their chosen area of exploration. Last year, over 140 students showcased their projects at the 15th annual science fair held last year at corporate sponsor, Cypress Semiconductor in San Jose.

“I am extremely proud of our scholars. Participating in a science fair is not only an excellent way for scholars to understand science concepts more thoroughly, but also a wonderful opportunity to boost other important skills and integrate other subjects into one learning experience.” - Dr. Ayodele Thomas, GSP Director

The science fair culminates in a Special Awards Ceremony to honor participants, award medals for exceptional work, and award scholarships to twelve 2018 graduating seniors. Seniors are poised for college attendance as 100% of our 90+ alumni have matriculated into college with a Greene Scholars Program sponsored scholarship.



The GSP Science Fair and Awards Ceremony showcase event will be held on January 20, 2018 at Stanford University:
Tresidder Union, 2nd Floor
459 Lagunita Dr., Stanford, 94305
Public viewing will be between 12:45-1:45pm.

Our Awards event starts at 3:30pm. It will feature GSP families, friends, corporate sponsors, dedicated volunteers, and Science Fair judges as we award scholarships to our graduating seniors, and honor science fair participants.