Introducing Teachers 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 to the thrills and challenges of scientific research.

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

Science Education Partnership

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.

High school students in the lab

Hutch Teacher Fellows

Hutch Fellowship for Excellence in STEM Teaching
A two-summer program for science educators seeking an in-depth, biomedical research experience.

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Open Source Lessons and Units

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.

Science education needs your support more than ever.

Campus Tours, Visits & Speakers

To learn more about opportunities for campus tours, visits, and speakers and to make a request please visit our SciEd Educational Experiences page.
Our team will check the availability of your request and reply with instructions on how to secure your request. 

Jan 20
Jan 20

SEP School Year Workshop: Elephants & Cancer

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST
Join us for our School Year Workshop on our new Elephants & Cancer lesson sequence. The workshop will be held in person on January 20th (9 am - 2 pm).
Location Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Feb 10
Feb 10

SEP School Year Workshop: Frontiers Intro to Cancer

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PST
Join us Saturday, Febuary 10, 2024 (9a-2p) for an exploration of the Frontiers in Cancer: Intro to Cancer Unit. This unit investigates the case of Hina Marsey, an eleven-year old girl, who is diagnosed with leukemia. By exploring Hina’s case, students develop conceptual models on cell growth/development, cancer, and cancer treatments. Students have opportunities for collaborative model building, discussions about health inequities in cancer, and evidence-based argumentat
Location Fred Hutch Cancer Center
April 27
April 27

SEP School Year Workshop: Cancer Fighting Proteins

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. PDT
Join us in exploring the Illuminating Cancer: Cancer Fighting Proteins lessons. These lessons explore protein folding through cystine-dense peptides that are used in cancer treatments. The workshop is held at Fred Hutch Cancer Center on Saturday, April 27th, 2024 (9a-2p).
Location Fred Hutch Cancer Center

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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. 

SciEd in the News 

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'You Belong In Science:' Fred Hutch builds education pathways

Check out the article by Partnership for Learning on our student programs! The article features Explorers alums Yusuf Hanafy and Jainaba Jawara and SHIP and Pathways Undergrad alum Roberto Ramirez. 

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