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Science Education Partnership celebrates 25 years bringing cutting-edge biology to Washington state classrooms

Director Dr. Nancy Hutchison to retire next month; SEP member Jeanne Chowning takes the reins

Sept. 30, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Under Dr. Nancy Hutchison's leadership, the Hutch's Science Education Partnership has worked with about 500 teachers from throughout Washington. The molecular biologist and science educator is retiring after a 34-year career at the Hutch. SEP 'success story' Jeanne Chowning will take over as the program's new director.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

May 12, 2016

on and Dottie Thomas inducted into Washington Life Science Hall of Fame; Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb a 2016 Women in Life Sciences honoree; Dr. Linda Ko receives $2.5M NIH grant to combat childhood obesity in Lower Yakima Valley; Dr. Ruth Etzioni receives American Statistical Association award; and Global Oncology fellow Dr. Innocent Mutyaba named one of IARC’s ‘cancer research leaders of the future’.

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‘Totally meant to be’

Why this Seattle teacher was motivated to serve the Fred Hutch high school intern program

Oct. 13, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

Seattle teacher Kristin Storey's personal connection to cancer inspired her to help Fred Hutch high school interns last summer.

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A box to open horizons

Fred Hutch researcher Cristina McAllister creates StemBox kits to foster a love of science in young girls

Aug. 17, 2015 | By Dr. Sabrina Richards / Fred Hutch News Service

Cristina McAllister, a research technician at Fred Hutch, is developing appealing, approachable science experiments-of-the-month that will be mailed to girls aged 7 to 14 who subscribe to the service, called StemBox.

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'We look for that spark'

Summer high school internship program inspires students from backgrounds often underrepresented in science

June 30, 2015 | By Megan Herndon / Fred Hutch News Service

More than 20 rising high school seniors are participating in Fred Hutch's summer science internship program, which is geared toward, but not limited to, students from racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds often underrepresented in science.

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Boosting women in STEM, ‘one girl at a time’

Sen. Patty Murray talks about women in science with Fred Hutch interns and researchers

April 2, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

U.S. democratic Sen. Patty Murray visited Fred Hutch yesterday to discuss the importance of women in science, technology, education and math, or STEM, with some female scientists and students.

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