The Georgia Cancer Center’s Community STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics) Integration program is designed to promote and develop the next generation
of biomedical professionals. In conjunction with our community partners, we strive
to provide programs and learning experiences that advance training and promote STEM
Workshops, Mentorship Programs, and Collaboration Initiatives
- Teachers’ Research Workshops: Educators from Augusta and neighboring counties gain hands-on training within our
Education & Training Laboratory.
- Summer Internship Program: Students and trainees from throughout the US and the world come to the Georgia Cancer
Center during the summer months to learn about and participate in cancer basic and
clinical science and cancer prevention research.
- Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Partnership: The Georgia Cancer Center collaborates with the Georgia Statewide AHEC Network in
its mission to respond to the problems of health professionals in rural and underserved
- Georgia Youth Science Technology Center (GYSTC) Partnership: The Georgia Cancer Center serves as the GYSTC@Augusta site and supports GYSTC’s mission
to offer quality programs for teachers of STEM subjects to improve the teaching and
learning process at the kindergarten through 8th grade levels.
Partnering with Goshen Elementary School in the Richmond County School System, the Georgia Cancer Center enhanced learning experiences in basic biology while offering 5th grade students insight into science and health career options and first-hand knowledge of how we are accomplishing our mission to reduce the burn of cancer.
In conjunction with AHEC, the Georgia Cancer Center hosted the Health Sciences Summer Academy, a five-day residential summer program for high school students and rising college freshmen from across the state of Georgia. The program offered students an opportunity to gain knowledge in a variety of health careers and majors.