Approximately 150 local high school students and teachers visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital March 2 for the second annual Science Scholars of Tomorrow Symposium.
The day-long event featured scientific presentations and tours of laboratories, clinics and core facilities, enabling students to interact with scientists and clinicians.
“Today was really inspiring. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in science but wasn’t 100 percent sure what field. Now I have an idea of what I think I’ll enjoy doing for the rest of my life. I can see myself coming back to Memphis to work at St. Jude,” said Glenisha, a 2017 science scholar from Central High School in Memphis.
This program strives to inspire students to look beyond what they think they know about how science happens out in the world and to explore how their own interests can be applied in ways they never imagined to the pursuit of scientific progress. The hope is that this new knowledge will inspire students to consider academic work and careers that will lead to the next generation of discoveries.
High school students interested in math, science, social sciences, STEM, robotics and other related fields were considered for the program.