Kaye Storm joined Stanford University as the Director of the Office of Science Outreach in January 2008. Prior to that time, she was the founding Executive Director and later the Director of Special Projects at IgnitED, formerly Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education-IISME, an educational nonprofit in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in professional development for science, math, engineering and technology teachers.
Prior to launching IISME, Kaye served as Marketing Manager for the University College London and created engineering graduate fellowship and Japan research fellowship programs for the American Electronics Association. Kaye also taught high school in Santa Clara, California for eight years and helped establish the Girls’ Middle School in Mountain View, California.
Current Role at Stanford
The Office of Science Outreach (OSO) encourages and assists Stanford faculty and graduate students to engage in science outreach -- organized activities targeted at our nation's youth, school teachers, and general public that will increase their interest, understanding, and involvement in math, science, and engineering. These activities can be part of a Principal Investigator's Broader Impacts initiatives. We help PIs create outreach project ideas and proposals, identifying potential partners for them (both within Stanford as well as K-14 schools, science museums, etc.), and facilitating information and resource sharing among all of the University's science outreach programs. In addition, the OSO directs several activities in which Stanford faculty and their students can participate. These include:
- An 8-week summer research fellowship program for science teachers
- RISE, a 7-week summer internship program for high school students
- Participation in the Bay Area Science Festival
- Visits to the Stanford campus by K-12 student groups
- Assistance to graduate student organizations in launching new outreach programs and activities