Science Park has a long history of community involvement. Community outreach is integral to the educational objectives of both the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis and MD Anderson as a whole.
In addition to our formal summer education programs for undergraduates and high school students, we have many ongoing community outreach efforts including campus tours and other community interactions, particularly with local students. These include age-appropriate demonstrations, activities, and presentations focused on cancer and other scientific topics.
We also involve the community with MD Anderson and Science Park through Friends of Science Park (FOSP). FOSP is an organization involving local citizens who contribute to public relations and financial assistance efforts at Science Park. Other opportunities for community involvement are available by request.
To inquire about community outreach activities in the Smithville and Bastrop region, please contact Sarah Smith at SPSmith@mdanderson.org (512-237-9525).
For community services in the Greater Houston area, please visit the Community Services website to submit an online Community Services Form.