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NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST

December 5-8, 2016

NIEHS 50 Years Anniversary

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) brought together researchers, trainees, young investigators, community partners, and stakeholders from across the United States to discuss past accomplishments and explore the future of environmental health science in the 21st century. More than 1,200 people registered to attend this first-ever EHS FEST!

Poster Session

Sensors and Technologies Fair

The EHS Sensors and Technologies Fair was an opportunity for over 30 sensor and technology developers, funded by NIEHS and other agencies, to showcase their cutting-edge technologies and meet with leading scientists and end-users in exposure science, environmental epidemiology, community research and citizen science.

Night Out in Durham

Two fun activities were scheduled to provide additional opportunities to socialize, rekindle friendships, spark collaborations, and meet new people.

  • Three Minute Science Talk - Competitors had 3 minutes to sum up their life's work, or at least a key piece of a current research project. Contestants were judged for how clearly they presented their ideas to a non-specialist audience. Judges included PIs, NIEHS staff, and other community members. The winner of the Three Minute Science Talk, selected by audience members, received a People's Choice award.
  • Downtown Durham History Walking Tour: From Tobacco to Technology - Local history lover and NIEHS colleague John Schelp led a walking tour of downtown Durham. Participants heard about some local history along the route and talked about environmental justice and the quickly changing landscape of downtown Durham.

Film Festival at the Historic Carolina Theatre

Films developed by Grantees, partners, and NIEHS staff were featured over the course of the evening. These films, selected from more than 40 submissions, raised awareness on a variety of environmental health topics and served as a unique opportunity to share environmental health messages with meeting participants and the community. Links to the films are listed below.

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