The STEM Scholars Program is a interprofessional community outreach program at UT Health San Antonio that provides a platform for dental, graduate, health professions, medical and nursing students to interact and collaboratively design and present health-related topics at local K-12 schools. The STEM Scholars Program is funded by a grant from the Student Services Fee Committee to Charlotte Anthony, Marketing Specialist, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Ramaswamy Sharma, Assistant Professor, Cell Systems and Anatomy, Long School of Medicine and Dr. Irene Chapa, Director, Recruitment & Science Outreach.
The STEM Scholars team presented three sessions on important health topics (diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease) to 4th/5th graders via an after-school program at Basis Primary School – Medical Center.
Our program was featured in May/June’s Social Work Today’s article. Irene Chapa, Ph.D., director of recruitment and science outreach, and Ramaswamy Sharma, Ph.D., associate professor in the department of cell systems & anatomy, are quoted, as well as students Aldo Hernandez from respiratory care; Manpreet Semwal, Ph.D. student; and Samantha Yee, Ph.D. candidate in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Program and Physiology & Pharmacology discipline at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations!
If you are interested in joining us in future opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.