High School Students & Teachers
High school students gain exposure and experience with cancer-related topics through a variety of University of Arizona activities and training programs.
ACTIVITIES LED BY THE OFFICE OF CANCER RESEARCH TRAINING AND EDUCATION COORDINATION (CRTEC)
Cancer Center Training and Education Summer (CACTES) Program - The CACTES program provides professional development and training for teachers interested in integrating cancer-related topics into their biology and biotechnology courses.
Mobile Oncology Training, Education, and Recruitment (MOTER) Program - The MOTER program is an outreach initiative that introduces students to the fundamentals of cancer biology using model-based learning and group activities. This program delivers educational kits and material support for activities that are engaging and empowering for students who are curious about cancer at the molecular level.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
BIOTECH Project - This UArizona program provides equipment and material support to teachers. Additional professional development and classroom activities are also available.
Keep Engaging Youths in Science (KEYS) - This Summer internship program welcomes students to work with mentors in their lab on the UArizona campus
Med-Start - A summer program offered between grades 11 and 12 to students preparing for medical school.
Project SASS (Students are Sun Safe) - Project SASS is a sun safety program for middle school and high school students offered by the University of Arizona Skin Cancer Institute. Click here to arrange a Project SASS event at your 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.
Summer Institute on Medical Ignorance (SIMI) - Approximately 25 students are accepted for the SIMI program each year. They work full-time in various medical laboratories and clinics at The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, doing research on such subjects as cardiovascular disease, genetics, cancer, neuroscience, and preventive medicine