February 5: LRCA public meeting with Mayor Bowser

Lamond-Riggs Citizens Association
Public Meeting
February 5, 2018
7:00 pm

Location: LaSalle-Backus Education Campus (501 Riggs Road NE, enter on Madison Street)

Guests
Mayor Muriel Bowser
DDOT Director Jeff Marootian

Read the LRCA February 2018 newsletter

Pay dues online at http://www.lrcadc.org/join-lrca to support scholarships for neighborhood youth ($10/year for single person membership & $15/year for households of 2+ adults)

January 24: ANC 5A Monthly Meeting in New Location

From ANC 5A

Location Change

ANC 5A Montly Meeting
Wednesday, January 24, 2017
6:45 PM
Carroll Manor Skilled Nursing Home
1150 Varnum Street NE (Rear of Providence Hospital)
Washington, DC 20017

Hello ANC 5A Residents

This is a followup reminder about our upcoming Monthly Meeting.  The Meeting will be hosted in 5A03.

SPECIAL AGENDA ITEMS (in addition to regular business)

Election of Officers

Providence Hospital – “New Health Village”

Michigan Avenue/Irving Street Marriott Hotel & Convention Center  – Proposed Zoning Map Amendment

Airbnb Update and Consideration

Update – re:  Grant approved for Ward 5 Warriors

Approval of 2018  ANC Security Fund Participation & Fee

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!  Please share information with your neighbors.  Bring a 5A resident to the meeting.

Tonight: ANC 4B monthly public meeting

ANC 4B Monthly Meeting
January 22, 2018
7:00 pm
MPD 4th District Headquarters
6001 Georgia Avenue NW

At tonight’s ANC 4B meeting, commissioners will vote on a resolution pertaining to the extension of the MBT from Fort Totten metro station to Takoma. To view the recommendations from ANC 4B’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, click here.

 

Know a Budding Scientist? Tell them about this internship!

Know a Budding Scientist? Tell them about this internship!

Guest post by David Kosub*

Does your daughter ask to swab the inside of your cheeks just because she wants to culture the microbes living inside you? Does your grandson ask you to spit in a cup because he wants to extract DNA and sequence the family genes? Does that neighbor kid keep going on and on about the pharmacokinetics of proton pump and potassium ion channel inhibitors? Does your mom’s cousin’s hair-dresser’s dog-walker’s new temp go on and on about their Bio and Chem classes while playing with their phones? Well, read on then….

To all the budding biomedical scientists out there, this is a great opportunity for you! The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently accepting applications from area high school students for their summer internship program until March 31.

If you were like me many, many, many years ago, you fell in love with science and all the amazing things that come from it. Even after working at NIH for over a decade, I am still in awe of the amazing things that are done on its campus and through the research it supports across the country. And, because I feel so strongly about this place, I wanted to spread the word about how others can get involved—as the next generation of biomedical and behavioral scientists may be right here in Lamond-Riggs!

Though I’m not directly affiliated with the specific summer programs, I have no doubt they are likely pretty cool! You can experience directly what it means to be an actual researcher. Learn from real world-renowned scientists about their projects. Do experiments that your lab mates design. Get training on how science is done. Receive important career and college advice. Present your actual laboratory work at a poster session (these are so much fun!). And, you may get paid too!

There are a couple opportunities to consider for those interested. Please check out the High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HiSTEP) and HiSTEP 2.0 programs—these are meant specifically for  Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia high school students. HiSTEP participants, though not directly working in the lab, will gain an understanding of how science, STEM professional careers, leadership experience, college advising, and personal skills intertwine. The individuals selected to be part of HiSTEP 2.0 will receive eight weeks of hands-on training in a biomedical research laboratory. While working at the NIH campus in Bethesda, you will also experience    weekly workshops devoted to improving your scientific capabilities as well as professional and personal skills. HiSTEP is focused on juniors in high school, while HiSTEP 2.0 is for seniors.

Interested? Note the following first:

  1. Watch the Applying Successfully Video
  2. Read the FAQs carefully and suggestions for creating a successful application
  3. Must be sixteen years of age or older by June 15, 2018
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  5. Application must include a resume, list of coursework and grades, cover letter expressing your interest, and two references

With the NIH basically in your backyard, this is a great opportunity for you to learn from the experts. I’m also happy to talk to any students about pursuing a career in biomedical research should you have questions.

And to my other neighbors, who too may be far, far removed from high school, I invite you to announce any similar opportunity’s available where you work too. I have no doubt that the diverse, educated, and dedicated neighbors in Lamond-Riggs will prove to be an ample asset for the next generation of leaders in our midst.

David is a newcomer to Lamond-Riggs and is looking to do what he can to enhance his community in as many ways as possible – and yes, he hugs trees too.

*If you are interested in being a contributor to Next Stop…Riggs Park, email nextstopriggs@gmail.com.