Congratulations to Shen High School junior Purva Shenoy who was named one of 100 award recipients of the Emperor Science Award program sponsored by PBS and Stand Up To Cancer…

Written by on February 16, 2018 in District News, Shen High School

Congratulations to Shen High School junior Purva Shenoy who was named one of 100 award recipients of the Emperor Science Award program sponsored by PBS and Stand Up To Cancer. The program is designed to empower high school students to become the next generation of scientists as they explore careers in cancer research and care through a unique mentoring opportunity.

PBS and Stand Up To Cancer, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, received nearly 600 applications from eligible 10th and 11th grade students in 28 states throughout the U.S. who are interested in pursuing a career in science research. Prominent scientists served as judges and evaluated the students’ applications: written essays submitted online this fall, addressing how cancer has affected them or their communities; how science can help find a cure for cancer; and, if they are able to become cancer researchers, what scientific fields would they study and why.

The 100 Emperor Science Award recipients will work with an esteemed university scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project, receive a Google Chromebook computer to enhance their studies and to facilitate mentor access for those students who live at a distance from their mentor’s research facility, and a $1,500 stipend for expenses. Those entering the program for the first year will also have the opportunity to apply for a second year.

The full list of Emperor Science Award recipients is available at www.emperorscienceaward.com. For more information on PBS LearningMedia, visit www.pbslearningmedia.org