Science Education Outreach (SciEd)

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.

Teacher Programs

  • Science Education Partnership (SEP)
    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.
SEP Students in the lab

Open-Source Curriculum

  • Free, open-source lessons and units
    Fred Hutch's Science Education Partnership program offers free, open-source lessons and units geared towards high school biotech and biology teachers and focus on giving students opportunities to explore biotechnology and the social dimensions of research science.
High school students in the lab

High School Student Programs / Internships

These programs are specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science as defined by the National Institutes of Health.

  • Pathways Research Explorers Program
    Supports rising 10th and 11th grade students in a two-week introductory summer program.

  • Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP)
    A competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. 

  • Girls Who Code
    This yearlong after-school club for girls in grades 10 through 12 is run by computational biology graduate students at Fred Hutch and UW. 

  • Coding for Cancer
    Teaches 11th and 12th grade students how cancer researchers use computational tools in their search to prevent cancer and find cures.

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Virtual Campus Tours, Visits & Speakers

We offer opportunities for students and teachers including a monthly Hutch@Home Virtual Field Trips and Speaker Series for high school students and teachers. If you are an individual or group representative interested in requesting virtual tours, speakers, or connecting with scientists outside of our scheduled virtual events please fill out our request form.

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Sept 18
Sept 18

SEP Virtual Fall Kick Off for the 2021-2022 School Year

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT
The Science Education Partnership's annual fall kick off for the 2021-2022 school year!
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Offering Programs for Undergraduate, Graduate and Postdoctoral Students

Fred Hutch has a longstanding commitment to training the next generation of scientific leaders. Our undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral training programs prepare trainees from diverse backgrounds to lead research and transition to independent careers. 

Last Modified, July 29, 2021