Michael J. Ahearn Summer Workshop

The Michael J. Ahearn 28th Annual Summer Workshop for High School Science Educators

Details concerning the 2013 Workshop will be posted in December 2012 

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the first Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and, as such, it  is dedicated to patient care, research, education and prevention. 

Summer Workshop Program Goal

 Summer Workshop for High School Science Educators has been designed to provide high school science educators with a combined didactic and laboratory experience that will enrich their teaching and enhance their students' learning.  


The Workshop for High School Science Educators occurs in concert with the final two weeks of The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation Program in Biomedical Sciences for outstanding high school graduates. This provides educators with an opportunity to interact with King Foundation program participants who are involved in a wide spectrum of ongoing research projects at the laboratory bench level. During the course of  two weeks, educators will become well-versed in the science and laboratory technology of these and other research projects, and will receive a cost-of-living stipend.

Time will be allocated each week for attending:

  • Round-table discussions of laboratory research experiences
  • Presentations by the MD Anderson faculty and staff
  • Lectures and hands-on lab experience in current topics in research and medicine
  • Final presentations of the King Foundation summer research projects