PBS LearningMedia Launches 2nd Annual Emperor Science Award Program

PBS LearningMedia Launches 2nd Annual Emperor Science Award Program

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and PBS LearningMedia, a media-on-demand service designed for pre-K-12 classrooms, announced today the opening of applications for the second year of The Emperor Science Award program.

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. The program will award 100 students this year, the second year of a three-year commitment, with an opportunity to work with an esteemed university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project.

Entry is open to 10th and 11th grade students in the U.S. who have a strong scientific interest, especially in cancer research and care. Entries will be accepted from January 10 through March 17, 2017, 11:59 pm ET.

To enter, students will be asked to complete an application and submit a 750 maximum word essay on the following topic:

“Cancer has been referred to as ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’ and millions of people around the world are looking for a cure. In America, more than 1,600 people die each day. Tell us why scientific research is so important in helping to find a cure for cancer. And if you could be a scientific researcher, what would you study and why?”

For more information, visit www.EmperorScienceAward.com.