SMASH: A National Program Tackling Local Problems

For the past 15 years, our SMASH Academy has been on the cutting edge of research-based STEM programming for underrepresented high school students. While we started out at California institutions like UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCLA, we’ve been rapidly expanding outside the Golden State as well.

As we grow and expand, we know that a cookie-cutter approach to our curriculum is not going to, well, cut it.

Programming that is relevant to our scholars in the Bay may not always resonate with students in Detroit or Philadelphia. More importantly, SMASH isn’t just a national program — we’re deeply embedded in the communities we serve, and we are working within each community to tackle local problems. Read more.