Many highly able and motivated students in science have interest in research. Student participation in the total science process, including data collection, recording, reporting, experimental interpretation, synthesis and even publication, can provide the ultimate means of activating science potential. A cooperative effort between the American Cancer Society (ACS) - Iowa Division and The University of Iowa has provided this type of experience, as a facet of the Research Participation Program. For the past 12 years, 100 students who have completed grade 10, 11, or 12, representing 50 Iowa communities, have received financial support from the ACS to participate in the Cancer Scholarship Program (CSP). For six or eight weeks during the summer months, these students have researched in diversified disciplines including biochemistry, internal medicine, microbiology, nutrition sciences, otolaryngology, pharmacology, radiology, surgery and zoology. Many of the research studies have been interdisciplinary in nature, often on the cutting edge of new discoveries.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
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O'Brien, George E. and Pizzini, Edward L.
"The Cancer Scholarship Program: An Iowan Tradition,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 22
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol22/iss1/3