MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A group of Memphis high school students will get the chance to check out just what it means to be a research scientist.
Approximately 75 students from high schools around the city will visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the inaugural Science Scholars of Tomorrow Symposium.
Science teachers selected students from their schools who showed an interest in pursuing science or science-related careers. St. Jude faculty and staff then selected the group of students from there.
A representative for St. Jude said the hospital is hosting the symposium because most high school students have limited opportunities to see how the fundamental scientific principles they learn in class are applied to basic and clinical research.
The day-long event includes tours of laboratories, clinics and core facilities. Students will also hear case studies from faculty members, listen to staff presentations, attend a career panel and have lunch with postdoctoral fellows.
The goal of the symposium is to enhance the students' interest in science and highlight how their STEM education can be applied to answer exciting research questions.