Sept 11: ILAR 60th Anniversary Celebration

The National Academies’ Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) cordially invites you to a 60th Anniversary Celebration Symposium on September 11, 2013 from 1pm - 5pm in the Lecture Room at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW in Washington, DC.
Dr. Patricia Brown, Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare at the National Institutes of Health will take a look back at ILAR’s achievements.  Then, a panel of speakers from APHIS/USDA, FDA, the National Science Foundation, and GlaxoSmithKline will discuss the continuing role of animals in research.  Attendees are invited to a reception immediately following the Symposium. 
Register by September 10, 2013.

‘Engineer Girl’ Website Brings Attention to Opportunities for Girls and Women

Engineering has enabled humans to make incredible advances in medicine, agriculture, electronics, architecture, and much more. The “Engineer Girl” website from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) provides a portal for girls and women to learn about opportunities to pursue a career in this exciting field.
Visitors to the website can read fun facts about engineering, watch interviews with engineers, and find contests, clubs, and scholarship opportunities. There are also fun interactive elements that allow you to “Ask an Engineer” and “Try on a Career.”
Frequently-updated articles highlight amazing engineering feats and research. This week’s article, “Sharks Take a Bite out of Disease,” shows how nature—in this case, sharkskin—is inspiring a revolution in bacterial control and sanitation.
Check out the website—and be sure to spread the word to the girls in your life!


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