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Vol. LXI, No. 19
September 18, 2009

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FAES Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Backyard Carnival

Adventure in Science participants (from l) Meera Basavappa, Victoria MacConnell and Andrew Fullerton carry out an exercise demonstrating how combinations of gene alleles create unique individuals.
Above, carnival-goers line up for raffle tickets at an FAES 50th anniversary celebration held Aug. 28 behind the Clinical Center.

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc., (FAES), an organization created at NIH on July 2, 1959, to preserve continuing education, celebrated its 50th anniversary all summer long with ice cream socials at various buildings on campus and off, and a final carnival held Aug. 28 on the south side parking lot outside of the Clinical Center. At all events, passersby could join FAES and register for classes. The carnival also included a barbecue lunch, portrait sittings with caricature artists and a raffle. Celebrations continue into next year: FAES plans a special event to coincide with its board meeting in April 2010.

Membership in FAES is open to NIH personnel and alumni, as well as to persons at nearby scientific institutions who are interested in the educational goals and activities of FAES and would like to participate.

For more information on the organization, visit

Above left, the serving line gets busy as carnival-goers get hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, salad and baked beans. At right, NIH’ers sign up for raffle tickets and put their names on mailing lists.

At left, Angelo Parker and Donnie Brashears (l) sit for their caricature portraits. At right, the grill works overtime to feed all the people who stopped by the FAES carnival tent.

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