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Community Outreach


The Community Outreach group is a student-run organization parented by MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences that aims to help serve the community by increasing science understanding and awareness to create a better future.

We organize and coordinate a wide range of outreach activities within the community such as science fairs, career fairs, science lectures/demonstrations, MD Anderson and UT Health Houston lab tours, and more! Contact us if you would like to organize an event!


  • Encourage and improve student interest and performance in science
  • Support teachers and educational programs in science
  • Provide GSBS students with the opportunity to learn valuable teaching skills
  • Provide a useful service to the community


Gemalene Sunga, President

Andrea Hernandez, Vice President

Amanda Warner, Secretary

Chae Yun (Kate) Cho,
Media Relations Coordinator

Keri Schadler, PhD, Faculty Advisor

Summer Biomedical Academy

August 1 & 2, 2023
Reference: UTS 192 Youth Protection Policy



Saturday, February 18
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Cooley Center

Science Night is a science event for the community that targets elementary aged kids. Kids (accompanied by their guardian(s)) can come to our FREE event where multiple booths will be set up hosting different scientific activities. Our enthusiastic team of graduate students will teach concepts spanning a variety of STEM topics like genetics, microbiology, physics and more in bite-size easy to do experiments and art projects. Our goal is to make STEM exciting while providing an educational experience.


December 13th 2023

GSBS Community Outreach hosts Winter Social

Join us for a hot cocoa bar, gingerbread house decorating, and creating holiday cards (to be given to children at MD Anderson Cancer Center)! Celebrate community and close out the year with us! Come dressed...
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