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Looking for the Next Generation of Cancer Researchers

We’re looking for the next generation of cancer researchers! PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer have officially launched the 2018 call-for-applications for the Emperor Science Award.

The program offers students in grades 10-11 an opportunity to build mentor relationships, work on an important cancer research project, and create valuable experiences for an educational resume.

100 students will be paired with a mentoring scientist, or team. Plus, students will receive a Google Chromebook to help facilitate communication and $1500 for project expenses.

To enter students submit an application and complete a 750-word essay answering the following questions:

  1. How has cancer affected you or your community?
  2. How do you think science can help find a cure for cancer?
  3. If you could be a scientific researcher, what would you study and why?

Applications are due before Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Five Kentucky students were recipients in 2017: Annika Avula, Bowling Green High School; Will Broomhead, Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology; Kristi Mullins, East Ridge High School (Pike County Schools); Alec Puckett, Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology; and Ryan Witt, Glasgow High School.

Two students from The Gatton Academy in Bowling Green, Makenzie Daniels and Haley Dicken, were chosen for the honor in 2016.

Learn more.