(Louisville, KY) – Thirty-two high school students and parents from Russell Independent, Paducah Tilghman, Elliott County and Whitley County Schools toured the main campus, cancer center and engineering maker space at the University of Louisville to learn about areas of study, career options and scholarship opportunities.

The full day featured visits to the research labs at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center where Dr. John Trent and several teams of scientists use the data processed on the DataseamGrid to search for and develop potential cancer drugs.  The multi-discipline approach employs physicians, engineers, chemists, biologists, computer science specialists and others to fight cancer.

Representatives from the J.B. Speed School of Engineering outlined degrees available and highlighted work experience each student receives through internships at local companies.  Students graduate in five years with a Master of Engineering degree and marketable work experience that takes them beyond the books.

Students were really impressed with the associated 1B First Build professional maker space where students can co-create potential products.   Backed by GE Appliances, the campus facility provides students access to world-class engineering and design talent as well as some of the latest manufacturing equipment.

Students from schools in the Dataseam program interested in studying Engineering, Science, Medical Research or Health Sciences should apply today (link).  Specific DataseamScholarships as well as other programs to help with the cost of college are available.  Deadline January 15.

Partnering universities have provided over $2.2 million in 4-year scholarships to students from Dataseam-participating schools to advance Kentucky’s workforce in STEM and STEM education.