Catalyst scholar selected for prestigious research program

Catalyst Maria HS scholar Chris A, Class of 2019, was recently accepted into the researcHStart program with the University of Illinois Cancer Center/University of Chicago.  This program includes eight weeks of full-time work over the summer in biomedical research, mentoring from leading medical researchers, support for career development, and skill-building workshops/seminars.  Chris was chosen as one of 24 accepted students in the largest applicant pool to date competing with students across Chicago Public Schools.  Chris won this year’s Catalyst Maria High School science fair (pictured below) and is a current candidate in the city-wide fair as well.  His accomplishments in science also include passing the AP Biology exam in his sophomore year at Catalyst.  We are SO PROUD of you Chris!


CA science fair

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