Students Share Their Research at Student Poster Day

Student Poster Day

Students Share Their Research at Student Poster Day 

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

More than 50 Werner H. Kirsten student interns and college interns presented their research at Summer Student Poster Day on August 6 in the Building 549 lobby. 

Joseph Bergman, a high school intern in the Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Laboratory, participated in the event “for the opportunity to present my summer research. It allowed me to meet people and get the experience of sharing and explaining my work.”

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2013 Student Science Jeopardy Tournament a Big Success

Jeopardy participants

Participants in the seventh annual Student Science Jeopardy Tournament included Pushkar Aggarwal, Janine Bahsali, Joseph Bergman, Harrison Boyce, Colin Burr, Avilash Das, Katie Goetz, Monica Gouzoulis, Nikhil Gowda, Ayush Goyal, Jen Hofmann, Dahlia Kronfli, Edward Liang, Megan Mounts, Theo Nikolaitchik, Swathi Penumutchu, Renee Purtscher, Amil Sahai, Esther Shafer, Madelyne Xiao. The judges were Dina Sigano and Jim Cherry. Some participants were not present for the photo

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

The category was “General Science,” and the clue read: “Named for an Italian scientist, it is the scientific number of molecules in 1 gram mole of any substance.” Everything depended on knowing the correct response and wagering enough points.  

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Women of NCI at Frederick

Women of NCI

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

Editor’s note: This article has been updated since it was originally posted on August 22, 2013

Each year, the Employee Diversity Team (EDT) acknowledges a group of women for their great achievements and contributions towards the mission of the National Cancer Institute at Frederick.  Details of their achievements and unique personalities were on display in Building 549 in March, and we present a brief summary of each below:

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Farmers Market Brings Fresh Produce and Products from Local Vendors

women at the market.

Women at the market.

By Carolynne Keenan, Guest Writer

Every summer, you can shop for fresh fruits, veggies, flowers, honey, and plenty of other homemade goodies at the NCI at Frederick Farmers’ Market.

Buying at the Farmers’ Market means you’re supporting a local farmer, crafter, or other type of vendor. The products are brought to you, so you don’t have to drive to get freshly picked produce and handmade products.

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New PPE Policy Will Help Prevent Injuries

Safety gloves, lab coat and eye shield.

By Ashley Shoemaker, Guest Writer

In January 2013, a revised policy on personal protective equipment (PPE) was approved for all government and contractor employees at NCI at Frederick. This new policy was driven by a high number of eye injuries at NCI at Frederick (56 between 2007 and 2012) that were directly related to inadequate PPE.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act states that each employer is responsible for identifying hazards in the workplace and determining what kind of PPE is necessary.

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