St. Jude Science Scholars of Tomorrow aims to bring high school students interested in STEM to the St. Jude campus for a glimpse into the world of our scientists and clinicians. We want students to learn about some of the cutting-edge equipment we work with every day and hear about the collaborations that bring discoveries from the bench to the clinic.
But, we also want to go a step further. 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. Our hope is that this new knowledge will inspire students to consider academic work and careers that will lead to the next generation of discoveries.
Today was really inspiring. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in science but wasn’t 100% 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.
Overall, the Symposium was wonderful. I enjoyed learning about different careers in the medical field. In addition, through the program I gained a better understanding of research, childhood cancer in general, and more specifically leukemia. The program even inspired my recent research essay. (Thank you so much, I was really struggling to pick a topic!)
Each fall, St. Jude seeks applicants interested in math, science, social sciences, STEM, engineering, robotics…and so much more, to join us for the annual winter symposium. This program offers local high school students (ages 16+) an immersive day of science and technology and challenges students to see how their interests could be applied to a scientific field they may not have considered. We want to inspire students to discover their role in accelerating scientific progress. If you are a student, or a parent or teacher of one, interested in learning more about this opportunity, sign up for program updates using the button below.