Science Education Partnership

Science Education Partnership


Students viewing gel

Photo: Olivia Vanni/Everett Herald

Pathways Explorers featured in Everett Herald

August 16, 2018
"Teens at Fred Hutch Aspire to Be Scientists, Doctors" - This front-page feature showcases our new Pathways Explorers program for high school stuents and focuses on students from the Everett/Snohomish area. The Explorers program is funded through the NIH National Cancer Institute Youth Enjoy Science (YES) program. READ NEWS STORY


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

Pathways Explorers Program on KIRO7 TV

August 8, 2018
KIRO7 TV featured our new Pathways Explorers "bootcamp" for rising sophomore and junior high schools students! 


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 

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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