eXpressions™ Language

is an interdisciplinary program that utilizes written communication to engage high school students in the world of scientific research. Through project-based, peer-to-peer learning, students produce literary interpretations of research conducted by Cleveland Clinic summer interns.

Tied to state and national academic standards, this innovative program gives participants a deeper, real-world understanding of language and science while promoting creativity, communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. Plus, it gives high school students and their teachers the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate credit, respectively, from Northeast Ohio universities.

Angelina MarkovicAngelina Markovic

"The Music Man"

Andrea PanzutoAndrea Panzuto

"More Than a Sound"

Tyler BilinovicTyler Bilinovic

"Music to My Ears"

Kalee BilinovicKalee Bilinovic

"Cold Hearts"

Richard MatonisRichard Matonis

"Ice in My Veins"

Wes MeadowsWes Meadows


Heather GeittmannHeather Geittmann

"Anything for a Cure"

Erika BeurskenErika Beursken

"Play Hard, Work Hard, Think Hard"

Hannah BraunHannah Braun

"A New Hope"

Adam PackerAdam Packer

"Expensive Drugs, Poor People"

Andrew McGraw-HerdegAndrew McGraw-Herdeg

"A Eulogy for Torbacho"

Erica LazzanoErica Lazzano

"Human Harmony"

Sarah YoungSarah Young

"A Church and a Hospital"

Anna FurmanAnna Furman

"Little Erica"

Livia RaulinaitisLivia Raulinaitis

"The Patient's Prayer"

Megan BakerMegan Baker


Tiearra MorrisTiearra Morris

"Pray for Me"

Aaron HicksAaron Hicks


Ije OkaforIje Okafor

"The Blame Cycle"

Christina VecchioChristina Vecchio

"Big Heart"

Amy FerfoliaAmy Ferfolia

"Angels Speak"

Rachel WardRachel Ward

"Dear Bentley"

Mia LicciardiMia Licciardi

"The New Kidney in Town"

Nikhil DesaiNikhil Desai

"The Story of Kosan"