University of Maryland, Baltimore
Wed Oct 10, 2018 on Facebook
University of Maryland, Baltimore CURE Scholars Program welcomed their fourth cohort of sixth graders on Saturday with the traditional White Coat Ceremony. Scholars from the oldest cohort who are now starting their first year of high school presented the new crop of sixth grade students with their very own CURE signature, white laboratory coats. Throughout the day, the scholars listened to several speakers including representatives from the National Cancer Institute - which supports UMB's CURE Scholars Program - and a video message from Jay Perman, MD, the president of UMB. The sixth grade scholars then made their way to a mentor mixer where they met and interviewed mentors that they will eventually be matched with for the program. The mentors will play a major role in guiding the youngsters on their journey to academic success. After meeting with the mentors, the scholars got a tour of UMB's campus and had the opportunity to participate in workshops with their parents. This event is an important day for these scholars as it celebrates their first step into the CURE program.