School Partnerships

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The trainees of the National Cancer Institute are committed to encouraging youth in the community to get interested in science. Partners benefit from having researchers who are participating in cutting edge research assist in their classrooms.  We seek to help you fulfill your science needs, whether it be assistance with labs, providing workshops, or career guidance.

NCI Scientists in the Community is currently partnering with the following schools in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Poolesville High School

Poolesville High School is a public magnet high school in Poolesville, MD. Our partnership with the Science, Math and Computer Science Program will assist the juniors and seniors with written and verbal science communication. For the juniors, we will assist in development of journal club to prepare them for their summer internships.  Rising seniors spend a summer participating in a professional STEM internship and subsequently produce a research paper, poster and presentation on their work. For the seniors, we will develop relevant workshops to aid their written science communication.  In addition, assistance to teachers will be provided to build relevant curriculum, as well as developmental workshops to the teachers and students. 

Wheaton High School

Wheaton High School is a public high school in Montgomery County, MD, near Silver Spring. We will collaborate with the Biomedical Science Academy and Project Lead the Way Program to bring scientists for career seminars, updates on current research and relevant topics, and mentorship on student legacy projects. For the 2018-2019 school year, we will also assist with the Principles of Biomedical Science labs to encourage enthusiasm for STEM.

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