Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Stand Up To Cancer and PBS Open Applications For 2018 Emperor Science Award Program

12/09/2017

100 Science Awards Available to High School Students

Arlington, VA - September 12, 2017 - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and PBS today announced the opening of applications for The Emperor Science Award 2018 program, designed to empower high school students to become the next generation of cancer researchers. Through this unique mentoring opportunity, 100 winning students will each work with an esteemed university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project.

Entry will be open to 10th- and 11th-grade students for the 2017-2018 school year who have a strong scientific interest, especially in cancer research and care, including prior applicants or recipients in those grades. Students from all backgrounds, anywhere in the continental U.S., are encouraged to apply. Entrants will be required to complete an application and submit an essay. Entries for summer 2018 awards will be accepted now through November 1, 2017, 11:59 pm ET, and winners will be announced in December 2017.

Winning students will be connected with science mentors from a host of high-profile medical research centers, including more than 100 SU2C-affiliated institutions, universities and industry leaders in cancer diagnosis and treatment. In addition to the mentoring opportunity, students will also be awarded a Google Chromebook to enhance their studies and help facilitate conversations with their mentors. Winners will also receive a stipend for expenses and the opportunity to continue the mentoring program throughout high school.

Students, teachers, guidance counselors, administrators and parents can visit The Emperor Science Award website (www.EmperorScienceAward.com) to learn more about the program, read the application essay prompt, view associated resources and submit applications.

The Emperor Science Award program was first announced in spring 2015 by SU2C co-founder Katie Couric at Columbia University in connection with Ken Burns Presents: CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES, A Film by Barak Goodman, a three-part film on the history of cancer that aired on PBS in the spring of 2015.

The EMPEROR documentary was transformative, educating the American public about the history of cancer and cancer research, and more so, as a springboard to engage and empower young people to pursue scientific careers, particularly in cancer research. Through these Emperor Science Awards, the documentary continues to have an impact as we encourage students to explore the possibility of becoming the next generation of cancer researchers, said SU2C co-founder Sherry Lansing, who led the committee that conceived and implemented this plan.

Thousands of students in nearly all states in the continental U.S. have previously applied for Emperor Science Awards. Projects conducted to date range from Breeding Zebra Fish to Be Used in Pancreatic Cancer Research to Long-Term Effects of Radiation Therapy to the Chest on the Heart.

The Emperor Science Award Program has been made possible by generous support from Founding Donors Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and Novartis. Their support will fund a total of 300 awards through the first three years of the program.

This initiative was organized by the CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES Education Subcommittee, chaired by Sherry Lansing, SU2C co-founder, chairperson of the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Board of Directors and founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation. The Emperor Science Awards are administered by PBS.

About Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration and provide expert review of research progress.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren and Kathleen Lobb. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C's president since 2011.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.StandUpToCancer.org.

About PBS

PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS' broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS' premier children's media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS K
LINK: http://www.pbs.org/about/blogs/news/stand-up-to-cancer-and-pbs-open-ap...
See more stories from pbs

Most recent headlines

20/09/2017

Boxxs Apexx 4 Features AMDs Ryzen Threadripper Processors

AUSTIN, TX - Boxx Technologies (www.boxx.com) has introduced Apexx 4 6301, its first workstation to feature the new, 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor. A...

20/09/2017

Bull Durham Beer Debuts in the Big Leagues

Look what got called up to the big leagues! Bull Durham Beer's No. 1 Kolsch has made its way to Tropicana Field! Bull Durham Beer recently got the call fro...

20/09/2017

Sky Italia Taps into Power and Flexibility of Imagine Communications Microservices Open Zenium Programme

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through ...

20/09/2017

Imagine Communications teams with Huawei to deliver integrated playout solution

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through transformative innovation, is working closely with Huawei, a leading global info...

20/09/2017

Imagine Communications Elevates Inventory Optimisation to New Levels of Efficiency

Imagine Communications, empowering the media and entertainment industry through ...

20/09/2017

Sportsfix adopts GeoGuards geo-piracy solutions to protect new OTT platform in Asia

GeoGuard, the geo-piracy prevention experts and Sportsfix, a new over-the-top (O...

20/09/2017

Satmission Integrates TVU Networks Cellular ENG Video Solutions Into Its New IP Vehicle for Live Broadcast Production

At the IBC Show, Satmission, a global supplier of live broadcast and satellite c...

20/09/2017

Monroe Electronics and Digital Alert Systems Issue Guidance Ahead of September Nationwide EAS Test

Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary, the global leaders ...

20/09/2017

Espial Delivers Valuable CAS Contributions to RDK Community

Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial announced today it has recently contributed important Conditional Access System (CAS) integration and cert...

20/09/2017

DISCOP Johannesburg sees 154 per cent increase in early bookings

-- DISCOP Johannesburg sees 154 per cent increase in early bookings -- Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:25 -- There are already more than 650 delegates pre-registere...

20/09/2017

NFVF announces partnership with SWIFT

-- NFVF announces partnership with SWIFT -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:57 -- The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts...

20/09/2017

Ghallywood Film Village closed down

-- Ghallywood Film Village closed down -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:17 -- Ghana s movie industry has suffered yet another blow as Ghallywood African Film Vill...

20/09/2017

IBC2017 reports record visitor numbers in its 50th year

-- IBC2017 reports record visitor numbers in its 50th year -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:34 -- In its 50th anniversary, IBC2017 has confirmed a year-on-year in...

20/09/2017

The 12th annual SAFTAs call for entries is now open

-- The 12th annual SAFTAs call for entries is now open -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:42 -- The call for entries for the much anticipated 12th edition of the So...

20/09/2017

Scripps Florida Scientist Awarded $2.5 Million Collaborative Grant to Develop New Diabetes Treatment

Scripps Florida Scientist Awarded $2.5 Million Collaborative Grant to Develop Ne...

20/09/2017

PGA Tour Taps Intel To Produce Live VR, 360 Video Content at Six Tournaments

PGA Tour Taps Intel To Produce Live VR, 360 Video Content at Six Tournaments After two years of experimenting, the PGA Tour has committed to six live VR product...

20/09/2017

BBC North provides genuine counterweight' to London

BBC North director Alice Webb has said the Manchester-based site provides a genuine counterweight to the corporation's London operations following a recen...

20/09/2017

Robe Enjoys Mega PLASA

Robe Enjoys Mega PLASA posted: 20/09/2017 PLASA 2017 proved a lively, energetic and vibey hub for meeting the UK's lighting and visual designer communi...

20/09/2017

EBU calls on Ukrainian Government to ensure proper funding for UA:PBC

EBU calls on Ukrainian Government to ensure proper funding for UA:PBC...

20/09/2017

World's best entertainment shows honoured at 56th Rose d'Or Awards

World's best entertainment shows honoured at 56th Rose d'Or Awards...

20/09/2017

Kyle Lewis releases first international music video

20 September, 2017 - 08:10 Arcade Content's Kyle Lewis has released his first international music video since signing to Black Dog Films for representat...

20/09/2017

Film studio set for action in Durban

20 September, 2017 - 08:11 After almost 15 years of waiting, Durban film-maker Anant Singh has been given the go-ahead to get rolling with his studio, the e...

20/09/2017

IBC2017 reports record visitor numbers in its 50th year

IBC2017 reports record visitor numbers in its 50th year posted: 19/09/2017 Event shines a light on future technologies, from VR to robots In its 50th ann...

20/09/2017

ES Broadcast Hire bolsters 4K inventory with major investment in 100 Sony HDC-4300s

ES Broadcast Hire bolsters 4K inventory with major investment in 100 Sony HDC-43...

20/09/2017

AJA Debuts Ki Pro Ultra Plus Firmware v2.0 with HLG and HDR10 Support at IBC2017

AJA Debuts Ki Pro Ultra Plus Firmware v2.0 with HLG and HDR10 Support at IBC2017 posted: 19/09/2017 At IBC 2017, AJA Video Systems announced new v2.0 firmw...

20/09/2017

Sky Italia Taps into Power and Flexibility of Imagine Communications' Microservices Open Zenium Programme

Sky Italia Taps into Power and Flexibility of Imagine Communications' Micros...

20/09/2017

BroaMan enhances Mux22 series with Intercom-BNC extension

BroaMan enhances Mux22 series with Intercom-BNC extension posted: 19/09/2017 BroaMan's Mux22 was originally conceived as a series of application engine...

20/09/2017

BroaMan launched Repeat8-NANO 4-channel converter for simple 4K transmission at IBC2017

BroaMan launched Repeat8-NANO 4-channel converter for simple 4K transmission at ...

20/09/2017

Tera Viewer enables IP-based monitoring and switching of video sources

Tera Viewer enables IP-based monitoring and switching of video sources posted: 19/09/2017 IHSE releases Tera Viewer for IP-based monitoring and control of ...

20/09/2017

Full Force - Eisbrecher Creates Fireworks with GLP

Full Force - Eisbrecher Creates Fireworks with GLP posted: 20/09/2017 Rain Age and Martin Heining warm the fans of Eisbrecher and Friends" at the Volle K...

20/09/2017

Video Plus drives UHD-4K and HDR adoption by adding EVS XT4K servers to expanding rental fleet

Video Plus drives UHD-4K and HDR adoption by adding EVS XT4K servers to expandin...

20/09/2017

DirecTV Now Adds CBS, The CW in Select Markets

On the heels of a deal with CBS Corp. that was announced last month, DirecTV Now, AT&T's OTT TV service, said it has added live locals from CBS and The CW i...

20/09/2017

Notre Dame-Michigan State Game Gets Social Virtual Reality Play

Fans watching the Notre Dame-Michigan State college football game on Saturday will be able to watch together from the best seats in the house through a new soci...

20/09/2017

Comcast's Watchable' to Hit Pause on Originals, Deemphasize OTT

Comcast confirmed that it is reallocating resources and making some strategic changes for Watchable, an ad-supported, short-form video platform launched about t...

20/09/2017

Conservative Commentator Jedediah Bila Leaving 'The View'

Conservative commentator Jedediah Bila is leaving ABC's The View, she announced on the program Monday morning. Bila's announcement came as rumors swirl...

20/09/2017

Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain to Perform in America's Got Talent' Finale

Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, Jeff Dunham and Terry Fator, who won season two of America's Got Talent, are set to perform on the live two-hour ...

20/09/2017

HBO Renews Drama The Deuce'

HBO has renewed the drama The Deuce for a second season. The series was created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who previously collaborated on the HBO seri...

20/09/2017

TLC Fights Bullying With Give A Little Awards' Program

To highlight the fight against bullying, TLC is inaugurating the Give a Little Award program. The awards, being done in partnership with Redbook and PACER'...

20/09/2017

Saturday Night Live' to Stay Live Coast-to-Coast

Saturday Night Live will again air simultaneously around the country starting with the season premiere Sept. 30. Each episode will air at 11:30 Eastern, 10:30 C...

20/09/2017

NBC Wins September to September Ratings Race in Viewers 18-49

NBC has won its fourth consecutive September-to-September prime season in adults 18-49, clinching the top spot with one week left in the 2016-17 season, accordi...

20/09/2017

Blackmagic Design Announces Ultimatte 12

The world's most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing for realistic composites with colors that pop, and 12G-SDI for Ultr...

20/09/2017

Weezer's New Feels Like Summer Music Video Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

Fremont, CA - Blackmagic Design today announced that American rock band Weezer's new music video for its song Feels Like Summer was shot using an URSA Min...

20/09/2017

Foo Fighters Debut New Video for The Sky Is A Neighborhood Directed By Dave Grohl and Produced by Therapy Content

Therapy Content helps Foo Fighters bring a dose of mystical danger to a cabin in...

20/09/2017

SoundGirls hosts Q&A and discussion with Grammy Award-winning Producer, Engineer, and Songwriter Ariel Rechtshaid

Rechtshaid, whose credits include Adele, Solange Knowles, Brandon Flowers, HAIM,...

20/09/2017

The MPSE to Sponsor Mix Presents Sound for Film and TV

Annual sound event slated for September 16th at Sony Pictures Studios. Studio City, California - September 7, 2017 - For the fourth straight year, the Motion P...

20/09/2017

Avid Begins Deployment of First Cloud Enterprise Client Al Jazeera

International news broadcaster, Al Jazeera Media Network, extends MediaCentral Platform-based production workflows to the hybrid cloud to accelerate global coll...

20/09/2017

Avid Unveils Host of Platform Innovations and New Products at IBC2017

In its largest-ever set of launches at an IBC Show, Avid continues to drive major innovations and introduces the MediaCentral production suite, next-generation ...

20/09/2017

Blue Collar Post Collective: Supporting Today's Emerging Post Talent

By Debra Kaufman Starting out as a tape op in the machine room is a common first step for a career in post production. But the path to better jobs isn't th...

20/09/2017

New Content Protection Option for Sending Files with Media Shuttle

By Danielle Rita With the latest high-profile cyberattack within Media & Entertainment, this one on HBO, occurring just months after the much-reported hack of ...