From SMASH Academy to SMASH Rising:
A new take on internship preparation and early workplace exposure
SMASH scholars successfully complete our 3-year rigorous high school STEM program.
SMASH ALUMNI PROGRAM
Scholars in their first-year and second-year of college participate in SMASH Rising and put the skills they’ve honed at the Academy into action.
How SMASH Rising works:
SMASH partners up with industry leaders.
BUILD A TEAM
SMASH carefully selects and prepares alumni teams and project managers.
For 5 weeks, alumni teams work together on-site, use Design & Prototype Thinking to solve real challenges facing our partners.
Fridays are dedicated to professional development and civic engagement.
Collectively invest in the future of work.
SMASH Rising Impact
Decades of social science research shows that students – especially underrepresented students of color – retain knowledge better when they can connect to what they learn and apply it to the world around them.
- The Leaky Tech Pipeline
- More Than “Getting Us Through:” A Case Study in Cultural Capital Enrichment of Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates
- Preparing Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce Through Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers
- Humans wanted: why automation won’t kill off your job