Educational Outreach

We are canceling our high school, undergraduate and teacher 2020 summer programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Introducing Teachers and Students to Scientific Research

Fred Hutch is a leading research institution dedicated to promoting an inclusive environment and enhancing diversity among the next generation of scientists through participation in our training and educational programs. Our training opportunities reflect the many biomedical disciplines and research interests pursued at Fred Hutch. We introduce teachers and high school students to the thrills and challenges of scientific research.

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The heart of the high school, undergraduate and teacher programs involve immersing participants in research groups on the Fred Hutch campus in Seattle, but to optimize the safety and well-being of our staff and the larger community, we are now temporarily transitioning almost all on-site work to remote work. Those who work primarily in labs will be home collaborating with peers, writing grant proposals, reviewing articles and papers, conducting analyses, offering their expertise as needed and so on.

We do not know when operations will fully return on-site, and we cannot make commitments to participants of our education programs.

While we remain deeply committed to supporting students and teachers, the uncertainty around COVID-19 prevents us from providing them with an in-person experience. Information for the 2021 programs will be posted in the fall.

Women wearing white lab coats looking into microscopes in a laboratory

Science Education Partnership

Fred Hutch’s SEP program helps hundreds of Washington state high school and middle school science teachers grow professionally by honing their lab techniques and teaching skills in subjects ranging from genetics to molecular biology. 

The SEP program pairs science teachers with mentors from the Fred Hutch faculty.
The SEP program pairs science teachers with mentors from the Fred Hutch faculty. Fred Hutch archive photo
Training Opportunities

Offering Programs at all Academic Levels

Fred Hutch graduate degree and postdoctoral training prepares young scientists to lead research and transition to independent careers. Our teacher and student programs help educators bring scientific research to the classroom and introduces high school and undergraduate students to the thrills and challenges of scientific research. 

Teacher and high school student in the lab

High School Explorers Program

The Pathways Research Explorers Program supports rising 10th and 11th grade students (especially those from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in science) in a two-week introductory summer program at Fred Hutch. 

Students smiling at computers
Students smiling at computers
Students smiling at computers

Girls Who Code Club

This yearlong after-school club for girls in grades 10 through 12 is run by computational biology graduate students at Fred Hutch and UW. The Girls Who Code Club provides girls with a foundation in the logic and vocabulary of computer science through collaborative projects. 

The Girls Who Code Club meets throughout the academic year.
The Girls Who Code Club meets throughout the academic year. Fred Hutch archive photo

Related Programs

Last Modified, March 23, 2020