Students in partner schools will participate together in activities coordinated around mentorship from biomedical research scientists and technical and health care professionals. The Project activities will build a “pipeline” of students with the skills needed to pursue a variety of STEM careers, through:

• Mentored classroom activities, with the chance to “Ask the Expert”,

Field Experiences (FEs) that will provide experiential learning,

• The School-based Health Awareness and Regional Education (SHARE) Program that provides training and mentoring to prepare high school students to serve as Health Ambassadors in their communities, and

• Summer research internships (“Lab Rats”).