SEATTLE – Nov. 1, 2012 – Approximately 230 high school science students and their teachers will take an enlightening look into some of the world’s leading research labs at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
On Nov. 8, high school students from across the state will attend Hutch High, an innovative half-day science symposium. Most of the students are 10th graders who might not otherwise have the firsthand opportunity to see inside the world of biomedical science.
Students will isolate and spool DNA, learn the art of micropipetting and use a germ-revealing black light to test their skills at hand washing. Hutch High also involves tours of working laboratories and presentations from Fred Hutch scientists about sickle cell disease, immune systems, chromosomes and how researchers use high-powered microscopes to find new ways to fight cancer.
There is no cost to the schools; the program is made possible by funding from the Michael Miyauchi Foundation. This year’s participating schools are:
Note for media only: For photos of students attending Hutch High on Nov. 8, please contact Christi Ball Loso at 206-667-5215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists – including three Nobel laureates – seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Hutchinson Center’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, the Hutchinson Center houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Private contributions are essential for enabling Hutchinson Center scientists to explore novel research opportunities that lead to important medical breakthroughs. For more information visit www.fhcrc.org or follow the Hutchinson Center on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Christi Ball Loso