High School Students & Teachers

We coordinate with high school programs in the area to provide a broad array of training and educational experiences that prepare students to enter the field of cancer research. Our priority is to build a robust cancer research workforce that reflects the diverse population in Southern Arizona.

BIOTECH Project - This UArizona program provides equipment and material support to teachers. Additional professional development and classroom activities are also available.

Cancer Center’s Training and Education Summer (CACTES) Program - A cancer-focused summer internship program for high school teachers. STARTING SUMMER OF 2022!

Disadvantaged High School Student Summer Research Program - High school students from under-represented groups (i.e. Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan Native, African-American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders) may be matched with cancer scientists and physicians through summer research programs.

JTED Biosciences - Participants in this state-funded program learn techniques used in modern molecular labs.

Keep Engaging Youths in Science (KEYS) - This Summer internship program welcomes students to work with mentors in their lab on the UArizona campus.

MCB 101 & 102 Courses for High School Students - Enrolled students can receive college credit for completing these courses at participating schools.

Med-Start - A summer program offered between grades 11 and 12 to students preparing for medical school.

Southern Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF) - Thousands of students participate and compete every year in the Southern Arizona Science and Engineering Fair. CRTEC awards high school students who conduct cancer research.

STAR Labs - Students conduct original research in a laboratory environment with the guidance of mentors from the University of Arizona.

Steps 2 STEM - This summer internship program welcomes students from the JTED Biosciences to get an immersive experience in the UArizona health science labs.