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NIH Record  
Vol. LXVII, No. 11
  May 22, 2015
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NIH Celebrates Take Your Child to Work, Earth Day

Dameon Thomas, 11, creates a small tornado of water at the weather display during Earth Day at NCI Shady Grove.

Dameon Thomas, 11, creates a small tornado of water at the weather display during Earth Day at NCI Shady Grove.

Photo: Daniel Sone

Thousands of students took part in the 20th NIH Take Your Child to Work Day (TYCWD) and Earth Day celebration on Apr. 23.

This year, NIH hosted more than 3,600 youngsters enrolled in grades 1-12. Students could participate in 149 activities to learn about the work conducted at NIH. Of these, 111 took place on campus and 38 occurred off the premises. NIH also celebrated Earth Day on the Bldg. 1 lawn.

“We’re pleased to have so many students participate this year,” said Timothy Tosten, director of ORS’s Program and Employee Services, which organized TYCWD. “They saw the incredible things that happen at NIH—whether it’s in labs and offices or at the bedside. We hope children’s experiences inspire them to think about a career in biomedical research or the many fields that support it.”


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The Smartest Person at NIH?

Dr. Mrinal Dewanjee may be smartest NIH’er.

Dr. Mrinal Dewanjee may be smartest NIH’er.

If Dr. Mrinal Dewanjee is not, in fact, the smartest person at NIH, he may be the best educated. That’s because, using NIH’s online Calendar of Events as a planner, he helps himself to between 5 and 10 scientific lectures each week.

So ubiquitous an attendee—and participant, by way of the questions he often asks—is Dewanjee that he probably ought to have a “Reserved” seat down front for all events held in Masur Auditorium, Lipsett Amphitheater and Kirschstein Auditorium.


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