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SERGE: Stanford Exposure to Research and Graduate Education

SERGE is dedicated to enhancing Stanford’s demographic representation within the School of Engineering by recruiting prospective doctoral students who have the potential to contribute to the diversity of their academic fields and departments.

SERGE reflects Stanford’s commitment to fostering intellectual excellence in graduate education by cultivating a diverse student body and creating a vibrant and supportive educational environment.

Competitive rising juniors and seniors from public and private accredited colleges and universities who show great potential in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are encouraged to apply!

Program Details

  • Accommodations, meals, and transportation subsidies will be provided to support the 25-30 accepted scholars.
  • Selected scholars will gain exposure to life as a graduate student at Stanford University through laboratory tours as well as student and faculty engagements.
  • Academic workshops and panels during the visit will help prepare scholars to apply to Stanford University, other top-tier graduate programs, and fellowship programs.

Program Dates: October 17-19, 2019

Deadline to apply: August 20, 2019


Apply to the SERGE Program

If you have any questions, please email

2019 SERGE Information (PDF)