Science Education Partnership

Science Education Partnership


Fred Hutch Hosts Science Education Open House for American Indian Students and their Families

The Fred Hutch science education outreach programs for high school and undergraduate students are holding an Open House for American Indian students and their families. The event takes place on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 6-7:30pm with an optional tour afterwards. The program includes dinner catered by a native-owned company specializing in indigenous foods. Please help us spread the word! RSVP by January 17.


Students looking at a gel

Photo: Caren Brinkema

SEP receives $1.26M grant to boost science-education efforts

August 15, 2018
Frontiers in Cancer Research, a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, aims to attract underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. READ PRESS RELEASE


Interview at SEP Summer Session

Photo: Connor O'Shaughnessy/Fred Hutch

SEP on KNKX Radio

July 23, 2018
The feature highlights the experience of two teachers from our summer 2018 cohort, Blaine Alvarez and Selamawit Bariamicheal, as they worked with mentor Alicia Morales from Dr. Edus Warren's lab at Fred Hutch. LISTEN TO RADIO CLIP 

Mentor A Science Teacher This Summer!

Scientists: Mentor a science teacher during summer 2019!
Information about Mentoring

Application to mentor an SEP teacher (1 week in lab, July 15-19)
Application to mentor a Hutch Teacher Fellowship teacher (1-2 summers in lab)

Teacher / Scientist Collaboration

Fostering Partnerships

SEP is a professional development program for secondary school science teachers in Washington State sponsored by Fred Hutch. It was designed and developed alongside teachers, and has built a strong and supportive network of hundreds of committed science educators.

Summer Session

Gain Skills & Expertise

Learn cutting-edge science by working alongside a research scientist mentor in Fred Hutch labs or in labs of partner organizations. Bring new ideas, skills, and resources back to your classroom. Participants have access to equipment and supplies through our kit loan program.

Application Information

How to Apply

SEP invites 25 educators to participate in the program each year. The program is open to middle and high school teachers from public, private or home schools. If you interested in learning about the application process visit our Application Information page. 

New Programs

Pathways: Cancer Research

Fred Hutch recently received funding for new education and training programs for teachers, high school students, and undergraduates. This builds on our long-standing efforts and institutional commitment to support the development of the diverse next generation of biomedical scientists.

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