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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 over 50 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...


Subhana Zafar  Walt Whitman High School  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stony Brook University  2016-2019

Subhana Zafar

Walt Whitman High School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Stony Brook University

2016-2019

Sam Roberts  Huntington High School  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  2018

Sam Roberts

Huntington High School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2018

Sara Frawley  Huntington High School  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  2017-2018

Sara Frawley

Huntington High School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2017-2018

Rachel Moss  Huntington High School  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  2017

Rachel Moss

Huntington High School

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2017

Erin Morrisroe  Huntington HS Stony Brook University  2016

Erin Morrisroe

Huntington HS Stony Brook University

2016

Karthikeyan Mayilvahanan  Walt Whitman HS Stony Brook University  2016

Karthikeyan Mayilvahanan

Walt Whitman HS Stony Brook University

2016

Jordan Roiland  South Huntington HS Mount Sinai  2016

Jordan Roiland

South Huntington HS Mount Sinai

2016

Desislava Kirina  South Huntington HS Mount Sinai  2016

Desislava Kirina

South Huntington HS Mount Sinai

2016

Amy Chan  Walt Whitman HS  2016

Amy Chan

Walt Whitman HS

2016

Lila Freire  Stimson Middle School  2017

Lila Freire

Stimson Middle School

2017

Alexa Beaubron  Stimson Middle School  2017

Alexa Beaubron

Stimson Middle School

2017

Cindy Estrada  Huntington High School  2016

Cindy Estrada

Huntington High School

2016

Emily Shutman Huntington High School Stony Brook University  2015

Emily Shutman Huntington High School Stony Brook University

2015

Kayla Neville Commack High School Stony Brook University  2012

Kayla Neville Commack High School Stony Brook University

2012

Caitlin Knowles Huntington High School National Toxicology Program  2013-2014

Caitlin Knowles Huntington High School National Toxicology Program

2013-2014

Nikki Rodgers Walt Whitman HS Fox Chase Cancer Ctr  2012

Nikki Rodgers Walt Whitman HS Fox Chase Cancer Ctr

2012

Greta Huang Commack High School Brookhaven National Labs  2012

Greta Huang Commack High School Brookhaven National Labs

2012

Danielle Ferstler Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2012

Danielle Ferstler Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2012

Victor Tellez Walt Whitman HS Stony Brook University  2012

Victor Tellez Walt Whitman HS Stony Brook University

2012

Collin Francis Huntington High School Brookhaven National Labs  2012

Collin Francis Huntington High School Brookhaven National Labs

2012

Siraat Zafar Walt Whitman HS Stony Brook University  2012

Siraat Zafar Walt Whitman HS Stony Brook University

2012

Josh Solomowitz Huntington High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2011

Josh Solomowitz Huntington High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2011

Megan Hansen Huntington High School Silent Spring Institute  2011

Megan Hansen Huntington High School Silent Spring Institute

2011

Ishara Lareef JR Masterman High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2011

Ishara Lareef JR Masterman High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2011

Melissa Wing Northport High School Tufts University  2011

Melissa Wing Northport High School Tufts University

2011

Harrison Ferlauto Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2011

Harrison Ferlauto Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2011

Kimberly Shen Walt Whitman Silent Spring Institute  2010

Kimberly Shen Walt Whitman Silent Spring Institute

2010

Pablo Palacios Walt Whitman Silent Spring Institute  2010

Pablo Palacios Walt Whitman Silent Spring Institute

2010

Chirag Munim Northport High School Silent Spring Institute  2010

Chirag Munim Northport High School Silent Spring Institute

2010

Savitha Racha Commack High School Tufts Unviersity  2010

Savitha Racha Commack High School Tufts Unviersity

2010

Rubab Rehman Walt Whitman Stony Brook University  2009

Rubab Rehman Walt Whitman Stony Brook University

2009

Aliyah Cohen Huntington HS Silent Spring Institute  2009

Aliyah Cohen Huntington HS Silent Spring Institute

2009

Farooq Ansari Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2009

Farooq Ansari Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2009

Travis Fishstein Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2009

Travis Fishstein Northport High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2009

Emily Lopes Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2008

Emily Lopes Commack High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2008

Zachary Rotter Walt Whitman High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2008

Zachary Rotter Walt Whitman High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2008

Tehreem Rehman Walt Whitman High School Fox Chase Cancer Center  2007

Tehreem Rehman Walt Whitman High School Fox Chase Cancer Center

2007

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