Calling All 10th and 11th Graders Who Love Science

News Release Date: 
January 31, 2017

For Immediate Release
Calling All 10th and 11th Graders Who Love Science

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 31, 2017) – The Emperor Science Award initiative, committed to helping high school students join the next generation of cancer researchers and explore careers in science, is now accepting applicants. Nebraska’s 10th and 11th grade students have until March 17, 2017 to apply at  Winning students will receive a free Google Chromebook, $1,500 for expenses and the opportunity to continue the mentoring program to further their academic pursuits.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and PBS LearningMedia, an online learning library for pre-K-12 classrooms, are sponsoring this initiative in which 100 students will be awarded the opportunity to work alongside an esteemed scientist on a rewarding cancer research project. 

Students, teachers, guidance counselors and parents can visit the Emperor Science Award website to learn more about the program. To enter, students will be asked to complete an application and submit a 750-word essay. Essays will be judged on sincerity, creativity, clarity and persuasiveness.

This initiative was organized by the “Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies” Education Subcommittee. For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, go here.  PBS LearningMedia, a national expert in curriculum and student engagement, administers the award.

As America’s largest classroom, PBS offers digital content and services for teachers and children from pre-K through 12th grade that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS LearningMedia is available through NET via the NET Virtual Learning Library at

The NET Virtual Learning Library is a free online tool for educators, students and parents, offering more than 120,000 learning experiences on grade-specific subjects including English, math, science, social studies and the arts.

NET operates the statewide public service network which includes NET Television, NET Radio, NET Learning Services and NET Technology Services. To learn more, visit

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Media Contact:  Mary J. Winquest, 402-470-6247,

NET, Nebraska’s PBS Station
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