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Eastern Tech Student Wins Emperor Science Award

Eastern Tech Junior wins Science Award
Posted on 05/30/2017
Marjorie Antonio Wins Emperor Science AwardMarjorie was selected as one of 100 high school students from across the United States awarded for their passionate essays detailing the need to find a cure for cancer.

Recipients of awards made possible by grants from Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Novartis

Today, Marjorie Antonio from Eastern Tech was announced as one of 100 award recipients for the second year of PBS LearningMedia's and Stand Up To Cancer's Emperor Science Award program. The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a unique mentoring opportunity.

PBS LearningMedia, a digital educational resource library for teachers and students, and Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, received nearly 800 applications from eligible 10th and 11th-grade students in 44 states throughout the U.S. who are interested in pursuing a career in science research. Prominent scientists served as judges and evaluated the students' applications: written essays submitted online January 10 through March 17, addressing why scientific research is so important in finding a cure for cancer, what scientific field they would study and why. Two of the Awardees are students receiving support for a second year of mentorship, as allowed by the program.

Eastern Tech is proud to recognize Marjorie as an Emperor Science Award recipient. Marjorie will represent Eastern Tech and the entire Baltimore County community as she continues to enhance her knowledge and skills through this one-of-a-kind mentorship program.

The 100 Emperor Science Award recipients will have an opportunity to conduct research in a lab, virtually, or a combination of both, working with an esteemed scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project, will receive a Google Chrome computer to enhance their studies and to facilitate mentor access for those students who live at a distance from their mentor's research facility, and a $1,500 stipend for expenses.