Archbishop Hannan High School is pleased to announce the selection of junior, Karl Schreiner, as the inaugural winner of the Genentech Emperor Award. Genentech is the founding member of this initiative that is designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a unique mentoring opportunity. The opening of applications was announced in September by partners Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and PBS LearningMedia, a media-on-demand service designed for K-12 classrooms. Genentech, along with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Novartis, have provided funding to award 100 students every year, for three years.
Schreiner was chosen from among a pool of nearly 1200 applicants from rural, urban and suburban communities across 40 states. He will receive an opportunity to work alongside an esteemed scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project, a Google Chrome Notebook to enhance his studies and to extend the reach of mentors to students living in rural and suburban communities, a $1,500 stipend for expenses, and the opportunity to continue the mentoring program, through high school, to further his academic interests.