K-12 Student Programs

Student Chapter K–12 Outreach Funding

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) seeks to educate and engage future generations of scientists in the pharmaceutical sciences and actively supports elementary, middle, and secondary school outreach events. AAPS believes the best way to inspire and excite these young scientists is through our AAPS Student Chapters, and we strongly encourage them to work with students ages 5–18, to enhance their scientific learning through fun, hands-on activities. Through these types of activities, we hope to increase awareness not only of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical sciences, but of AAPS as well.

The AAPS Foundation, AAPS’ philanthropic arm, is committed to fostering K–12 education by AAPS Student Chapters, and offers funding (up to $250) to help defray the costs of outreach events.

Program costs eligible for reimbursement
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Material Development
  • Supplies for experiments and demonstrations
To apply for funding or reimbursement, please fill out the application. If you have any questions, or concerns, email Kate Chutuape. For examples of K–12 Outreach Events, view funding examples (PDF).

Teach the Teacher Program

The AAPS Foundation's newly developed Teach the Teacher Program creates education programs to engage and excite K–12 students in learning opportunities that heighten awareness and increase interest in the vast array of pharmaceutical research careers.

In the 2014–2015 calendar school year, the AAPS Foundation and AAPS SPOD Committee teamed up with Connolly High School in Pflugerville, Texas, to provide 15 at-risk high school students the opportunity to collaborate with AAPS members from all over the country. Together they created a Pharm-Sci driven video game to simulate discovering a cure for an epidemic. Enjoy a brief video showing the students' work in progress: