Kansas State University


Johnson Cancer Research Center Newsletter

Undergraduate Cancer Researchers Selected

K-State Undergraduate Cancer ResearchersWe’re giving 51 undergraduate students the chance to conduct cancer research projects this spring. All their names are listed on our Student Awardees webpage.

Our undergraduate Cancer Research Award program promotes early participation in laboratory research, encouraging students to consider careers in cancer research and medicine while they’re still deciding what academic and professional paths to take.

Adam Schieferecke, sophomore in microbiology
Adam Schieferecke, microbiology sophomore in Dr. Stefan Rothenburg’s lab

This mentored research program provides $1,000 awards to each student and $1,000 per student to their faculty mentors for research expenses. Students applied by co-writing research proposals with faculty mentors affiliated with the center.

Many awardees consider this laboratory research training one of the most important activities of their undergraduate education, helping shape their career decisions and improve their chances for success.