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This Week in History

September 16, 2011

Field Trip to Their Future—NIH Women Scientists Host Students in Leadership Program

Three women smile for camera on lawn of NIH's Bldg. 1.

NIH scientists (from l) Drs. Myra Derbyshire, Maria Morasso and Patricia Becerra were among those who spearheaded the PALS field trip.

Photo: jasmine whiting

Visitors from all over the world take guided tours of NIH every month, but a group of high school students from the Program for Academic and Leadership Skills (PALS) recently explored not only the NIH campus, but also its daily world of research and science. Drs. Patricia Becerra, Mary Frances Cotch, Myra Derbyshire and Maria Morasso of the NIH women scientist advisors committee spearheaded this unique field trip.

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