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Texas Biomed creates new education program to support young scientists

SAN ANTONIO (January 23, 2024) – Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) is launching a new science education program with funding provided by Valero. The program will provide San Antonio high school students with hands-on biomedical research experience.

Valero’s support for the "Valero Young Scientist Program” at Texas Biomed will help inspire local students to be part of the next generation of scientists and provide them unparalleled access to learn from leading biomedical scientists.

“We are excited to connect local students with unique opportunities to expand their horizons and explore a future in science, right here in our community,” says Akudo Anyanwu, MD, Vice President for Development at Texas Biomed.

The four-week summer program will offer an immersive, multi-disciplinary experience. Students will explore different career pathways as they interact with researchers, graduate students and teachers at Texas Biomed. They will collaborate with peers and teachers in laboratory experiments and develop foundational lab skills, including interpretation of scientific data. They will also work on presentation, communication and networking skills.