Science on Saturdays:

Dates to be determined, at the Bankhead Theater in downtown Livermore

Topics to be Determined

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers.

Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance. See the schedule for the starting times of each presentation, and a map to the venue. Seating is limited. Please come early to ensure that you will find a seat.

 

Celebrate DNA Day with the American Society of Human Genetics

Annual ASHG DNA Day Essay Contest

1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place students receive $1,000, $600, and $400, respectively, and their teachers receive equal amounts in lab equipment grants.

10 honorable mention awards of $100.

Essay question is now online.Essay deadline: TBA

Go to the Web site for more information: www.ashg.org/education/dnaday.shtml

*What is DNA Day?

DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953.

 

National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine

Students are Teacher-Nominated to participate

http://www.nylf.org/med/about.cfm

The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF/MED) introduces outstanding high school students to the world of medicine. This 6-day program familiarizes students with professionals from some of the nationís top medical centers and faculty from renowned institutions of learning.

 

With close cooperation from many prestigious and technologically-advanced hospitals, research facilities and medical schools, the Forum challenges students to learn about a broad range of topics, including educational requirements, career options, clinical practice and complex ethical and legal issues facing the medical profession today. Students will learn about medical specialties and primary care with current physicians and patients, explore what life will be like as a resident, and discuss responses to epidemics and threats to public health.