Designated by the United Nations, the 9th International Day of Women and Girls in Science is Sunday, February 11, preceded by two days of meetings, presentations and outreach among global leaders, with a focus on women scientific leadership in sustainable development.
Creating an inclusive environment in STEM is crucial for ensuring a broad range of perspectives and ideas, ultimately contributing to the advancement of scientific research and innovation.
Sanford Burnham Prebys welcomed its second cohort of SPARK interns this summer. SPARK is an initiative by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to provide research opportunities for high schoolers from underrepresented groups throughout California.
Each year, Sanford Burnham Prebys welcomes a cohort of high school interns from the Preuss School, whose students strive to be the first in their family to graduate from college.
Katya Marchetti has had her heart set on research since childhood. Today, she’s a bright, confident scientist making her dream a reality at Sanford Burnham Prebys.
The day included lab tours for prospective graduate students and workshops for local high school students, all from underrepresented backgrounds
For the first time, Sanford Burnham Prebys hosted high school interns from the SPARK program, an initiative by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) that provides biomedical research opportunities for underrepresented groups throughout California.
This year's Preuss internship program was hosted by the Institue's NCI-designated Cancer Center.
The Fellowship is awarded every two years to a Sanford Burnahm Prebys postdoc leading the charge in their field.
The new award will fund summer research internships for 57 high school students.