Rajiv Movva, grade 10, was recently named one of 100 students nationwide to win the Emperor Science Award, presented by PBS LearningMedia, Stand Up To Cancer and the Entertainment Industry Foundation. Movva was one of 100 among nearly 1,200 grade 10 and 11 students who submitted essays for the contest. As a winner, he will receive a $1,500 stipend, a Google Chromebook and the opportunity to participate in an eight- to 12-week cancer research project with a mentoring scientist. Congratulations!
This was the first year of the Emperor Science Award program, which is aimed toward students with an interest in pursuing a career in scientific research. Its goal is to find qualified sophomores and juniors who will be chosen to work with university-level research mentors.