Poster Day 2019 Draws Crowd to Natcher
There is only one day of the year at NIH when battalions of young people can be found toting their posters along the sidewalk in the vicinity of Natcher Bldg.
That day was Aug. 8, when the annual NIH Summer Research Program Poster Day was held, featuring some 1,000 posters exhibited by youngsters showing off their summer’s effort.
It was Woodstock for science, but instead of 3 days, it was only 1 day of peace, love and scholarship, broken into four sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One session was devoted to HiSTEP, the High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program, which provides opportunities for students from schools with a large population of financially disadvantaged kids.
Attendance and spirits were high at the event, which drew many seasoned NIH investigators who support the effort. The day was organized by the Office of Intramural Training and Education.