Northwestern University Biology Investigations in Oncofertility and Summer Research Fellowships

Northwestern University Biology Investigations in Oncofertility and Summer Research Fellowships

The Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) has partnered with the Woodruff Lab at Lurie Cancer Research Center to offer an opportunity for teachers and undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in a working lab devoted to providing new fertility options for cancer patients. Top Northwestern researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral students and research staff each work side-by-side with the students and teachers in the program. From this program we develop relevant lab activities for teachers around the country and bring young women through the pipeline toward careers in science. In addition, teachers are also working on migrating selected research activities to their own classrooms by developing laboratory curriculum activities. Successful curriculum activities are distributed by OSEP, exposing a large group of high school students to the excitement of cutting-edge health-related research. You can learn more about the curriculum at http://nubio.northwestern.edu.