Educational Outreach

COVID-19 Contingency Notice

Our education programs will accept applications for Summer 2021, with the understanding that the final format of the programs will depend upon an evidenced-based understanding of the risk posed by COVID-19. If possible, the programs will run as expected and described. However, given the pandemic, the format of the programs may be virtual, or a hybrid of virtual and on-campus. The duration of our programs may also be impacted. We will provide updates as more information becomes available closer to the program start dates. 

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.

The SEP program pairs science teachers with mentors from the Fred Hutch faculty.

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.

High school students 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.

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The Girls Who Code Club meets throughout the academic year.

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.

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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. 

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Last Modified, January 19, 2021