Event 1: Communication Workshop

Our inaugural event will be a Science Communication workshop held at Poolesville High School on September 5-6th, 2017. The rising seniors at Poolesville are required to complete a summer research internship in STEM, and write a formal report summarizing their findings in the fall upon their return.  Although the topics may be diverse (students are at NIH, NIST, Univ of MD, and other institutions), the foundation is the same. This workshop will teach students how to communicate their science through writing a formal report.

The workshop will be broken up into two parts.  On the first day, we will review the components of a scientific paper, using both student examples from published journals, as well as from Poolesville HS.  On the second day, we will actually work through additional examples and have the students edit the examples themselves.

For this event, we will need 2-3 volunteers who are able to attend for 2hrs during the workday.  This is not an NIH-sponsored event, please make sure that you have permission from your PI to attend.  Please contact Cora Hersch at cora.hersh@nih.gov if you are interested in attending.

About this page

NCI Scientists in the Community is a science outreach organization that seeks to encourage STEM in the community. Established by the NCI Center for Cancer Training, we seek to form partnerships with schools in the DC-MD-VA area, that wish to have scientists in the classroom, assistance with curriculum, and/or attend science-themed events.  This site is geared towards volunteers at NIH, and will keep you updated on our upcoming events with our various partners. We will also post any other opportunities that are of interest to our volunteers.

If you are interested in signing up to be a volunteer, please contact casec@mail.nih.gov.