Teach to Beat Cancer provides grades 6-12 science teachers with opportunities to engage in scientific research and education that will enhance their skills, knowledge, and abilities to teach science and principles of cancer biology to motivate students to pursue careers in biomedical sciences and cancer research. This program runs concurrently with the SEO/YES summer research program.
The program consists of:
- A research immersion experience
- Curriculum development coaching
- Training in risk reduction and disparity elimination
Teachers are placed in research labs where they work with outstanding faculty investigators at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. They are trained and expected to participate in a research project on a full-time basis for an 8-12 week period. Teachers are encouraged to participate in the program for at least two years. Stipends are provided.
Interested teachers are encouraged to apply along with one of their students, to work as a teacher-student pair, so that teachers may identify aspects of research activities that best engage student interest.