Program Overview

The San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Collaborative is a partnership between Duarte Unified School District and City of Hope, a comprehensive cancer center. The mission of the SGV SEPA Collaborative is to create a pipeline of students (especially underrepresented minority students) interested, engaged and prepared for biomedical research as a possible college and career choice.
The Collaborative has three aims:
  1. Establish a two-stage research education program for rising high school juniors and seniors.
  2. Establish a professional development program for K-12 teachers.
  3. Establish a K-8 research education program.

The program is funded in part by OD010513, a five-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health running from May 2013 through April 2017. The program will run on a no-cost extension during the 2017-2018 school year.


About SEPA

SEPA was created by NIH to encourage active biomedical and/or behavioral scientists to work as partners with educators, media experts, community leaders and other interested organizational leaders on projects that improve student understanding of the health sciences in K-12 education, and increase the public's understanding of science.
For more information about SEPA, please visit the NIH SEPA website.
For updates about our programs and events, please send an email with the subject SUBSCRIBE to [email protected].