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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 careers.

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 areas.
  • 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.

Highlights

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Educating students about cancer and careers at the Georgia Cancer Center

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.

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Summer time is the perfect time to look for a future career

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.