Fred Hutch’s Science Education programs leverage the expertise of an exceptional faculty and support staff to engage underrepresented high school and college students, particularly Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students, in biomedical research. Our programs provide access opportunities, resources, and support to undergraduates and high school students, as well as teachers, to affect systemic educational change. Our student summer programs and internships reach over 130 underrepresented high school and college students each year. Students join a supportive scientific community, build networks, and advance their career/professional goals. An additional 500 students visit our training labs each school year, engaging in hands-on labs as part of tours.The Science Education Partnership program provides professional development and support to teachers reaching 15,000 students/year and has relationships with over 550 science educators.
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