The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a unique mentoring opportunity. Today’s inaugural class of 100 award recipients will have an opportunity to work alongside an esteemed scientist on a multi-week cancer research project, receive a Google Chrome Notebook, and—to provide access to their mentors for students living in rural and suburban communities— a $1,500 stipend for expenses, and the opportunity to continue the mentoring program for their remaining time in high school.
Students from rural, suburban and urban communities in 40 states comprise the first class of Emperor Science Awardees. These students demonstrated awareness of emerging developments in cancer treatment, including precision medicine, immunotherapy and epigenetics. The full list of winners is available here.