NIH, the Largest Biomedical Research Agency in the World, Expands Presence at the USASEF in 2020

As a proud participant in the USA Science & Engineering Festival since 2010, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looks forward to making their presence at the festival larger and more dynamic than ever before! A mainstay of the “Health & Medicine” section, the NIH Pavilion will host over 47 different hands-on activities that focus on six major biomedical themes: Bioengineering; Data Science; Diet, Disparities and Lifestyles; Infectious Diseases and Microbes; Molecules and Cells; and The Brain. These activities will be led by NIH’s Institutes, Centers, and Offices that represent the near-entirety of the agency.

The Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Dr. Jon Lorsch, was vital to the planning of this year’s event, selecting the six organizing themes around some of the most important topics in biomedical research and bringing new activities from NIGMS. NIGMS sponsors the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) Program which funds pre-kindergarten to grade 12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects. Six SEPA booths will be housed within each of the themed-areas with dynamic, engaging activities. 

The agency plans to present several interactive stage shows hosted by NIH leaders and renowned scientists. More information about these stage shows will be released closer to the festival!

Stop by the NIH Pavilion during the festival to see robots, cell samples, zebrafish, games, and much more! For a full list of NIH’s activities at the 2020 festival, please visit the NIH at the 2020 USA Science & Engineering Festival website.