The NICHD Office of Education has been on the hunt for virtual opportunities to help overcome the limitations of telework during the coronavirus pandemic. Please find the list of upcoming FAES online courses and workshops, BioCareers webinar, ABRCMS webinars, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory online courses. 

If you are interested in registering for one of the courses and there is a cost associated with the registration, please reach out to the Office of Education about covering the cost. 

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES)

All Spring 2020 in-person courses have been converted to online courses.

Registration for the Summer 2020 term opens April 20.

FAES May, June & July 2020 Online Workshops

May 26–29BIOF 075 Metagenomics Data Analysis
June 2–5BIOF 079 Variant Analysis
June 9–12BIOF 074 Advanced Transcriptome (RNA Seq) Analysis
June 17–18BIOC 062 Image Processing and Analysis
June 22–25BIOF 096 Rosetta for Molecular Modeling and Design: Hands-on Training
July 8–10BIOF 098 Statistical Analysis using R
July 13–16TECH 072 Science and Technology Policy Analysis
July 14–17BIOF 087 Programming for Biomedical Researchers
July 21–23BIOF 090 MATLAB Fundamentals
July 21–24BIOF 077 Molecular Modeling and Molecular Dynamics
July 27–31BIOL 055 Genome Editing with CRISPR
July 28–31BIOF 045 Bioinformatics Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing Data

The Year-Round Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Experience Webinars

This series covers a range of topics on professional skillset and scientific development, writing abstracts, and preparing for graduate school. Offerings are complimentary due to grant funding. Registration is required.

ABRCMS Educational & Research Journey Webinars

“Getting Meaningful Research Experience in the Time of COVID-19”
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
Simply having a research experience is only the first step. The skills, knowledge, and relationships that you gain from that experience is what matters in the end. With many programs not offering research experiences this summer, how can you still get the benefits of a research experience? This series will give you resources, activities, and strategies to consider for remote summer research opportunities.

“Leveraging Your Summer Work in Preparation for Graduate School Applications”
Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
For trainees applying to graduate schools in fall 2020, this session will identify tasks for the summer, describe choosing a program, review application strategies, and discuss how to gain an advantage.

“Writing a Compelling Abstract”
June 18 and 19, 2020, 6 p.m.
Review ways to formulate your abstract to be as compelling as possible. Topics include the essential elements of an abstract, good examples of abstracts, presentation of data in abstracts, and crafting a coherent narrative.

ABRCMS Mentorship & Career Journey Webinars

"Network Your Way to Success in STEM"
Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Introduces trainees to the basics of networking and the importance of having and utilizing your network. Will focus on skills that trainees can gain through experiences at academic meetings and conferences.


Free Webinar: "The Job Search Process: What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent"
May 20, 2020, 1–2 p.m.