US National Institutes of Health to host winners of science scholarship

The prestigious U.S. National Institutes of Health will host two exceptional students from the U.K. in 2018. Winners of the CET Peter Watson International Scholarship will receive one-to-one mentorship from NIH scientists and have the rare opportunity to tour NIH laboratories, get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collections at the National Library of Medicine, and use cutting edge virtual reality and 3D printing technology to explore the latest scientific and biomedical research. "We're thrilled to be collaborating with the Cambridge Eye Trust to bring two talented and energetic young scholars to the NIH," said Craig Pearson, who co-founded the programme with Tasneem Khatib. "We have a lot of fun and engaging activities planned to show off the best of what the NIH has to offer." Students and their guardians will spend mornings at the NIH's Bethesda campus and explore the museums and culture of Washington, DC, in the afternoons. The trip will be capped off with a day at the famous USA Science and Engineering Festival. "It's going to be a great week," Pearson says. "I can't wait to meet the students who will be joining us." Submit your science-related EPQ by February 16 2018 to be considered for one of the two places in the scholarship programme. Ten finalists will also be invited to a prizegiving day at the University of Cambridge on 24 February.