Do You Know a Kid Interested in Cells?
Some students developed their geek muscles – and I use the term with affection and admiration – early on. For me, it was all about horses and dinosaurs. I read everything I could get my hands on, but there was never enough. The kid down the street – Leenie -- wanted to be an astronaut. Leenie talked spacetalk from morning until night, and fashioned a space helmet out of a white plastic salad bowl.
Well, if you know a student who marvels over cell biology, an opportunity is at hand.
To foster interest in biomedical science, the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will host an interactive Web chat about the cell on Friday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. NIGMS scientists in Bethesda, Md., will answer questions about cell biology and careers in research from students – as well as teachers and interested members of the public.
For free classroom resources on the cell and more information about Cell Day, visit http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/cellday2012/ or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.