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St. Jude hosts inaugural Science Scholars symposium

Photography by Biomedical Communications, February 25, 2016

Seventy-seven Memphis-area high school students visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital February 25 to get an exclusive look at science in progress.

The inaugural Science Scholars of Tomorrow Symposium showcased how the scientific method is put into practice by St. Jude researchers. Student participants were identified by their science teachers as showing strong interest in pursuing science or science-related careers and were then evaluated and selected by a committee of St. Jude faculty and staff.

The event featured tours of laboratories, clinics and core facilities, enabling students to interact with scientists and clinicians. In addition, students heard case studies from faculty members, listened to staff presentations, attended career panels and joined postdoctoral fellows for lunch.

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