The Science Bus program began at Stanford University back in the mid-1990s. Bringing dozens of tutors to a local charter school, the Science Bus not only facilitated the teaching of general science lessons but also helped to create a science fair at the school. The Stanford program also hosted a Science Olympics, which inspired the creation of Harvey Mudd's Science Olympics. More information about the Stanford Science Bus can be found on Stanford's Science Bus website.
The HMC Science Bus was founded in 2006 by Catherine Bradshaw under the mentorship of Prof. Schaffer. Since its beginnings, HMC Science Bus has expanded to now reach four schools and almost 500 students. HMC Science Bus is also expanding to include a High School Leadership Program piloted at Claremont High School in which high school students are involved in mentoring third through sixth graders in a five week science fair project. We hope to continue to expand in the years to come, and look forward to the excting new opportunities that can be offered at all levels of the educational system.