Students & Scientists Environmental Scholarship Program

HBCAC’s Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program is a place for discovery, awareness and the exchange of ideas. Enter a bold and exciting new classroom and take an unprecedented journey, working beside world-renowned researchers at a national state-of-the-art facility and out in the community. Students & Scientists internship program is designed for highly motivated students with a proven interest and academic strength in biology and chemistry. Initiated by Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition,  The Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition program focuses on the importance of environmental research and the causation of diseases.

To date 40 students have graduated from our Students & Scientists Environmental Program. They have continued advancing their knowledge at Universities such as Columbia, Brown, Cornell, John Hopkins, and UC Davis.

The Students & Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program internships are specially designed programs for young adults. They are oriented for the highly motivated, independent-minded student with academic strength in science and communication, an integral but downplayed part of research.

These programs focus on health risks and the importance of environmental research providing a wealth of scientific knowledge related to the causation of all cancers and chronic diseases.


Research Internship – If selected for a laboratory or communication science program, the student is required to review 3– 4 studies conducted by the participating research lab before beginning the summer mentor program. Students will be placed for a designated time commitment based on their individualized program and work with the office on numerous creative projects.

 

Communication Science Internship- If selected for an office based internship, students will be required to attend office hours every week for 2 hours. They will be mentored in communication both in real-life and virtual platforms while learning important scientific health concepts. Their role is to translate science-based information in an easy to understand format by creating blog posts, social media posts, and work on numerous creative projects HBCAC is developing to increase capacity in environmental health research. 


Meet the alumni...


2016

Subhana Zafar               South Huntington HS  

Subhana Zafar               South Huntington HS  

Erin Morrisroe               Huntington HS             Stony Brook University 

Erin Morrisroe               Huntington HS             Stony Brook University 

Cindy Estrada               Huntington High School

Cindy Estrada               Huntington High School

Amy Chan                     Walt Whitman HS   

Amy Chan                     Walt Whitman HS   

Karthikeyan Mayilvahanan           Walt Whitman HS                 Stony Brook University 

Karthikeyan Mayilvahanan           Walt Whitman HS                 Stony Brook University 

Jordan Roiland                               South Huntington HS         Mount Sinai 

Jordan Roiland                               South Huntington HS         Mount Sinai 

Desislava Kirina                             South Huntington HS        Mount Sinai 

Desislava Kirina                             South Huntington HS        Mount Sinai 


2015

 
Emily Shutman                 Huntington High School                Stony Brook University

Emily Shutman                 Huntington High School                Stony Brook University

 

2013-2014

Caitlin Knowles                           Huntington High School              National Toxicology Program 

Caitlin Knowles                           Huntington High School              National Toxicology Program 


2012

Kayla Neville                   Commack High School   Stony Brook University 

Kayla Neville                   Commack High School   Stony Brook University 

Nikki Rodgers                 Walt Whitman HS         Fox Chase Cancer Ctr

Nikki Rodgers                 Walt Whitman HS         Fox Chase Cancer Ctr

Greta Huang                   Commack High School   Brookhaven National Labs 

Greta Huang                   Commack High School   Brookhaven National Labs 

Danielle Ferstler             Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Danielle Ferstler             Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Victor Tellez                   Walt Whitman HS         Stony Brook University 

Victor Tellez                   Walt Whitman HS         Stony Brook University 

Collin Francis                 Huntington High School Brookhaven National Labs 

Collin Francis                 Huntington High School Brookhaven National Labs 

Siraat Zafar                     Walt Whitman HS         Stony Brook University 

Siraat Zafar                     Walt Whitman HS         Stony Brook University 


2011

Ishara Lareef                             JR Masterman High School     Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Ishara Lareef                             JR Masterman High School     Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Josh Solomowitz                     Huntington High School         Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Josh Solomowitz                     Huntington High School         Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Megan Hansen                       Huntington High School       Silent Spring Institute 

Megan Hansen                       Huntington High School       Silent Spring Institute 

Melissa Wing                         Northport High School           Tufts University 

Melissa Wing                         Northport High School           Tufts University 

Harrison Ferlauto                   Commack High School       Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Harrison Ferlauto                   Commack High School       Fox Chase Cancer Center 


2010

Kimberly Shen               Walt Whitman       Silent Spring Institute 

Kimberly Shen               Walt Whitman       Silent Spring Institute 

Pablo Palacios                 Walt Whitman      Silent Spring Institute 

Pablo Palacios                 Walt Whitman      Silent Spring Institute 

Chirag Munim               Northport High School Silent Spring Institute 

Chirag Munim               Northport High School Silent Spring Institute 

Savitha Racha                 Commack High School  Tufts Unviersity 

Savitha Racha                 Commack High School  Tufts Unviersity 


2009

Rubab Rehman             Walt Whitman       Stony Brook University 

Rubab Rehman             Walt Whitman       Stony Brook University 

Aliyah Cohen                 Huntington HS     Silent Spring Institute 

Aliyah Cohen                 Huntington HS     Silent Spring Institute 

Farooq Ansari                 Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Farooq Ansari                 Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Travis Fishstein                Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Travis Fishstein                Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center 


2008

Emily Lopes                            Commack High School          Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Emily Lopes                            Commack High School          Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Zachary Rotter                       Walt Whitman High School    Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Zachary Rotter                       Walt Whitman High School    Fox Chase Cancer Center 


2007

Tehreem Rehman                   Walt Whitman High School      Fox Chase Cancer Center 

Tehreem Rehman                   Walt Whitman High School      Fox Chase Cancer Center