2021 NIH Virtual Summer Enrichment Curriculum

May 20, 2021 - 11:00am

We would like to invite you to join us for the 2021 NIH Virtual Summer Enrichment Curriculum, beginning the week of June 7th. All events/activities are free.

To help you sharpen your science skills and develop both professionally and personally, we have worked with Institutes and Centers (ICs) and Training Offices across the NIH to develop a summer-long series of activities. These online offerings will focus on the exciting science we do at the NIH and on important career, professional development, and wellness topics for students at all educational levels. We encourage you to look at all the program offerings and identify events that will help you achieve your scientific and career goals. 

The 2021 NIH Virtual Summer Enrichment Program consists of FOUR elements:

  • summer curriculum that includes series of workshops for both high school students and recent graduates and for college, graduate, and professional school students. 
  • [Tuesday] Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series, which will cover wellness and resilience; self-talk (cognitive distortions and imposter fears); self-advocacy and assertiveness; and feedback resilience. Workshops in June will be for students in college and beyond; the workshops in July will be for high school students and recent graduates.
  • [Wednesday] (1) NIH Career Development Series for High School Students and Recent Graduates; (2) Graduate and professional school preparation workshops for college students
  • [Thursday] Career development and science skills: Sessions will cover topics such as creating CVs and resumes, leadership skills for scientists, the responsible conduct of research, and creating and presenting virtual posters.
  • [Friday] (1) NIH Science at Home: Presentations by the NIH Institutes and Centers to highlight the research they carry out and STEM opportunities in their disciplines;  (2) In Their Own Words: The NIH Experiences and Career Paths of Prior and Current NIH Trainees
  • Virtual Opportunities to Explore Data Science for Students OUTSIDE the NIH:  We aim to provide a variety of options for students at various levels to learn and/or improve computational skills as applied to biomedical research.  The material will range from databases and database tools to using Supercomputers and Cloud-based services to mine, analyze, and visualize data. The offerings, which were planned in collaboration with the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy, are open to interested students at all levels.
  • The Summer Lectures, designed for young audiences and presented by some of the most respected investigators at the NIH
  • The 2021 Virtual Graduate & Professional School Fair (July 19th – July 22nd, 2021) Student registration for the fair is now open.

While there is no fee to participate in any OITE events, advance registration is required.  To register for events and read event descriptions, please visit Upcoming Eventson the OITE website and locate the events that interest you or check the Summer Enrichment Curriculum schedule