Mission: Our vision is to bring science research opportunities to underrepresented groups by sharing our knowledge of STEM with middle school students in our community. With an increased exposure and experience in research, students can develop a passion and take their careers in a direction they never imagined.
What We Do
To increase diversity and representation in research and science fair, we start and lead research programs at middle schools with a high percentage of socioeconomically challenged students. In our programs, we hold weekly research workshops, where we teach our students basic science research concepts, organize fun science experiments, and individually mentor students in conducting their own research projects. Our ultimate goal is to be able to guide students through the entire research process from start to finish. In order to provide all of our programs entirely cost-free to our students, we hold many restaurant and company fundraisers. In addition to our main Northern California branch, we currently lead branches in Southern California, Texas, Florida, Utah, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, New Hampshire and New Jersey. See a list of all the school programs we've led and currently lead here.
Each year, we also host a series of signature events to support STEM education for low resourced students across the globe. Most recently, we launched the first Opportunity X International Research Symposium, and the inaugural Opportunity X Virtual Engineering Boot Camp that attracted almost 300 students worldwide.