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Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) Program Overview

The Rutgers Youth Enjoy Science (RUYES) program seeks to encourage youth from groups that are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to pursue cancer research and healthcare careers. 

CURE Program researcherTo achieve this goal, RUYES will:

  • Engage high school science teachers in mentored cancer research and provide curriculum development support to create novel instructional approaches for teachers to take to classrooms.
  • Inspire, motivate and educate high school and undergraduate students through mentored cancer research training, co-curricular support and professional development activities.
  • Connect with middle school students and their families in their communities through innovative outreach activities to enhance awareness and appreciation of science education and research careers.

Participants will engage in research and program related activities for three months per year for two years. Applications for summer 2022 will be open in November 2021. Deadline to apply is January 31, 2022. 

RUYES will replace both the CURE and CREHST research programs.

The RUYES program is generously funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute grant 1R25CA247785. 


View the first Cohort and their projects here


Application Portal is now open. DEADLINE to apply is February 9, 2022.

(Those who applied will be notified of their acceptance in Spring 2022)

Start Date for 2022: June 27, 2022

Expected end date for summer Program: 
Students: September 2, 2022
Teachers: August 19, 2022


Teacher Application Portal

Students Must complete the following qualifying survey to determine eligibility and receive application link:
Student Qualifying Survey