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. To learn more about us please be sure to visit the pages (found on the right). If you are interested in signing up to be a volunteer or to partner with us, please contact Chanelle Case Borden at chanelle.case@nih.gov.



A. Mario Loiederman Middle School is an arts-focused public magnet school in Silver Spring, MD. For the 2017-2018 school year, We will work with 7th grade students and teachers to support and improve lab activities.  Visits to Loiederman will occur monthly to assist in lab prep and support.


Poolesville High School is a public magnet high school in Poolesville, MD.  Rising seniors spend a summer performing a professional STEM internship and subsequently produce a research paper, poster and presentation on their work. Our partnership with the Science, Math and Computer Science Program will assist the rising seniors with written science communication. In addition, assistance to teachers will be provided to build relevant curriculum, as well as developmental workshops to the teachers and students.


Wheaton High School is a public high school in Montgomery County, MD, near Silver Spring. We will collaborate with the Biomedical Science Academy and Project Lead the Way Program to bring scientists to Wheaton for career seminars, updates on current research and relevant topics, and mentorship on student legacy projects.

Are you interested in becoming a partner?  

For the 2017-2018 school year, we will be limiting our partnerships that involve science curriculum development to the above three schools, as this program is still in development. However, exceptions may be made for one-time events, such as guest speakers, science fair judging, etc. We ARE hoping to expand the number of partners for the 2018-2019 school year.

Please contact Chanelle Case Borden (casec@mail.nih.gov), with "Partnering with Scientists in the Community" in the subject line.