Overdrive Summer Read 2018

Congratulations Maycie Schultz – Sanford Promise Award

May 17th, 2018 | By | Category: School

Harrisburg Students Connect with Science

Every year students from all over South Dakota apply to be a part of the Sanford PROMISE Scholars Summer Program.  This year Maycie Schultz, a Harrisburg High School Junior, was selected to be a PROMISE Scholar.  Sanford PROMISE Scholars participate in a unique 10-week, total-immersion experience in laboratory research at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls. Scholars work alongside scientists as part of one of the research teams, connect with other summer students during scientific journal club and other activities, and present their work at a scientific poster at the Sanford Research Symposium (August 10, 2018). Maycie will earn 3 undergraduate elective-credits through the University of South Dakota and a scholarship for post-secondary education. Maycie will join the Francis Lab at Sanford Research, and when asked about the experience, Maycie said, “I am very excited to learn more about science and enjoy a summer long experience of working with brilliant minds on new medical developments.”

Harrisburg students have been packing the house of the Sanford PROMISE Community Lectures for the last few years as part of their Science in the Community Unit in their high school science classes.  In response to the high student attendance, Sanford Research partnered with the Teen Science Café Network, a National Science Foundation sponsored program, to create the Sanford PROMISE Teen Science Café   Three students from Harrisburg were selected to join the TSC Leadership Team to host the 2018/19 Teen Science Cafés.  These events are meant to be fun, social, interesting ways for high school students to interact with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals and other teens to learn about and celebrate science.  Francie Mertz (HNMS), Hunter Chear, and Lucas Morris will work with six other students from regional high schools to coordinate guests, host events, and establish a vision for this first ever SD Teen Science Café program.