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PBS Announces The Emperor Science Award Program

PBS Announces The Emperor Science Award Program

PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) have officially announced the call for applications for the inaugural 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, and empower students to become the next generation of cancer and health researchers. PBS LearningMedia and SU2C will award 100 students each year, for at least three years, with an opportunity to work alongside an esteemed scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project.

The award program was inspired Ken Burns’ documentary CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, and is open to students in the 10th and 11th grades living in the US and the District of Columbia who have a strong scientific interest, especially in cancer research and care. Entries will be accepted from now through November 1, 2015. Specific entry rules are listed below, and students can enter online at