Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
CDU is a private non-profit student-centered University, committed to cultivating diverse health professional leaders dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations.
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- LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge
Kids study STEM, but they don't usually study STEMM, the "M" being "medicine." Hailing from South L.A. neighborhoods where <10% of residents have bachelor's degrees, TK-12 youth in Saturday Science Academy II will study the building blocks of biomedical sciences and earn their "white coats" in a campus ceremony - attended by state senators! - thanks to CDU student-instructors. 250 students will experience week upon week of creative, unforgettable science experiences, benefitting from enhanced outreach and a new hands-on research component.
- LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge
CDU is expanding its PK-12th-grade pipeline program initiative to provide under-resourced and underserved students kinesthetic instruction in the Saturday Science Academy II Program (SSA II). SSA II offers year-round opportunities for students and parents linked to the student’s current interest in a world setting. Students in the program deepen their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM), as they prepare to be the next generation of STEMM professionals.
- LEARN ·2018 Grants Challenge·🎉 Finalist
Saturday Science Academy II prepares underrepresented preschool through 12th grade students for careers in Science and health care through an engaging curriculum and hands-on STEM activities.