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The Society of Torch & Laurel is a high school honors program developed by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high school high-achievers and provide them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.
College Admission Central supports exceptional high school students aiming for the Ivy League and Top-Tier with personalized coaching. Our CEO, Dr. Deborah Bedor (University of Pennsylvania) is one of the nation’s most beloved and respected college advisors. She develops unique STEM, research, entrepreneurial, and creative pursuits that make each applicant stand out to Admissions.
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), founded in 1950 and based in Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, national organization.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.
George M. Church, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics, Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School
Director, Harvard Medical School National Human Genome Research Institute’s Center of Excellence in Genomic Science
Director, Personal Genome Project, MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard’s Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering
Harvard Professor George M. Church, Ph.D., is a founding member of the Wyss Institute and director of PersonalGenomes.org, the world’s only open-access information on human genomic, environmental, and trait data. A pioneer in personal genomics and synthetic biology, he developed the first methods for genome sequencing and dramatic cost reductions (from $3 billion to $600), contributing to nearly all “next-generation sequencing” methods and companies. His team invented CRISPR for human stem cell genome editing and other synthetic biology technologies and applications, including new ways to create organs for transplantation, gene therapies for aging reversal, and gene drives to eliminate Lyme Disease and Malaria. Dr. Church is the director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN Initiative and the Center for Excellence in Genomic Science. He
has co-authored more than 515 papers, 130 patent publications, and one book, Regenesis.