On Thursday, more than 40 high school students and their mentors from multiple south King County communities visited ISCRM as part of a week-long STEM learning experience organized by UW GEAR UP Achievers.

GEAR UP is a federal grant, funded by the Department of Education, that provides middle and high school students from low-income families the support they need to access and succeed in college. In 2018, The University of Washington received a 7-year grant to work with four districts in South King County: Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila.

Over the course of the afternoon experience, the  GEAR UP students toured ISCRM labs and cores, participated in hands-on activities, and joined ISCRM researchers for small-group conversations about STEM careers. Thank you to the more than 30 undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff who helped make the afternoon a success!