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TGen Provides Scientific Starting Blocks For Helios Scholars

Posted on: September 12, 2012

The 45 interns in the Helios Scholars Program at TGen recently completed their eight weeks of scientific investigations with a daylong symposium at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

Under the mentorship of TGen researchers — who provide one-on-one instruction — Helios Scholars use leading-edge technology to help discover the genetic causes of diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and many types of cancer.

This is the sixth year of TGen’s Helios Scholars program, funded for 25 years through a $6.5 million grant from Helios Education Foundation. Helios is focused on creating a high-expectations, college-going culture in Arizona and Florida by investing in initiatives that improve education at all stages of the continuum and create opportunities where all students are prepared to attend and succeed in postsecondary education.

Click on the link below to watch a video highlighting some of their work and achievements.

Helios Scholars Program at TGen 2012

Category: College and Career Readiness

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