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Developing and supporting the next generation of leaders in science and medicine

Science Education Department

Seattle Children’s Science Education Department offers innovative programs and summer internships for K-12 and undergraduate students. The team supports the training and development of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars at Seattle Children’s Research Division. Learn more.

K-12 Students

We partner with teachers, schools and communities to deliver innovative educational experiences and access to authentic scientific research. Our goal is to inspire passion for science, promote better health for students and enhance science education throughout Washington state.

Applications for the Science Adventure Lab (grades 4-8) and Science Discovery Lab (grades 9-12) are now available.

Applications for the 2025 summer Research Training Program (grades 10-12) will open in late 2024.

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Summer Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in basic, clinical and/or translational research projects under the mentorship of experienced researchers and principal investigators.

Our faculty hosts University of Washington graduate students from a variety of programs, including MCB, M3D, Pathobiology, Neuroscience, Public Health, and more. For more information about graduate studies at Seattle Children's Research Institute, please email the Science Education Department.

Postdoctoral Scholars

The Science Education Department supports the postdoctoral training experience by providing opportunities for professional development, educational events, networking and community building activities throughout the year.

The Invent at Seattle Children’s Postdoctoral Scholars Program is an investment in training early career scientists historically underrepresented in or excluded from biotech in the development of therapeutics for childhood conditions. Scholars will receive support to create new “discovered here” cellular, gene or protein therapeutics that ultimately advance to clinical trials for children, all while preparing for careers in the biotech industry or academia.

Featured Educational Programs

Contact Us

If there are any questions or concerns, please email the Science Education Department.