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NIH Sailing Association Open House — Wednesday, March 4
Explore your interest in learning to sail and discover all the opportunities for sailing with the NIHSA. The Open House will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the FAES House, 9101 Old Georgetown Road (on the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Cedar Lane). $5.00 at the door includes pizza, drinks and snacks. Cash bar for beer and wine: $2.00 each.
NIH Pi Day Celebration — Friday, March 13
The NIH is observing Pi Day one day early, on Friday, March 13, with a half-day event of talks and activities celebrating the intersection between the quantitative and biomedical sciences. Pi Day is an annual celebration of the irregular number pi, 3.14..., on March 14. This year is extra special, with the day 3/14/15 corresponding to 3.1415. NIH recognizes the importance of building a diverse biomedical workforce with the quantitative skills required to tackle future challenges. All events will be held in the Porter Neuroscience Building (Building 35A), Room 620/630. For more information, visit nihpiday.nihlibrary.com.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Accepts Applications through March 17
NIGMS’s Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAT) program is accepting applications through Mar. 17. PRAT fellows conduct research in scientific areas within the NIGMS mission while in an NIH intramural research program (IRP) lab. Before applying, applicants must identify a potential preceptor in the NIH IRP and develop a research proposal. PRAT fellows receive 3 years of stipend support and additional benefits such as health insurance, a travel allowance and professional development training activities, including a monthly seminar series designed specifically for the fellows. For more information, see www.nigms.nih.gov/Training/Pages/PRAT.aspx or contact Jessica Faupel-Badger.
Save the date: NIH Take Your Child To Work Day — Thursday, April 23
NIH’s 20th Annual "Take Your Child to Work Day" takes place from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Bring your children in grades 1-12 and inspire them to explore career paths in science and public service at our nation’s biomedical research agency. Together, you and your children can choose from over 100 activities, from exploring NIH labs and technology, to being a hands-on genetic researcher, to learning about the day-to-day life of social workers, chemists, dieticians, peer reviewers and more. Children in grades 6-12 will also be able to register to volunteer to help with activities and may be able to earn Student Service Learning (SSL) credit, if offered by your school or school district. Please check with your school’s SSL coordinator to find out if this volunteer opportunity meets your school’s requirements. For more information, contact Take-Your-Child-To-Work@nih.gov.