The Office of Science Education (OSE) plans, develops, and coordinates a comprehensive science education program to strengthen and enhance efforts of the NIH to attract young people to biomedical and behavioral science careers and to improve science literacy in both adults and children. The function of the Office is as follows: (1) develops, supports, and directs new program initiatives at all levels with special emphasis on targeting students in grades kindergarten to 16, their educators and parents, and the general public; (2) advises NIH leadership on science education issues; (3) examines and evaluates research and emerging trends in science education and literacy for policy making; (4) works closely with the NIH extramural, intramural, women's health, laboratory animal research, and minority program offices on science education special issues and programs to ensure coordination of NIH efforts; (5) works with NIH institutes, centers, and divisions to enhance communication of science education activities; and (6) works cooperatively with other public- and private-sector organizations to develop and coordinate activities.
Office of Science Education, OD, NIH, HHS
6100 Executive Blvd. Suite 3E01 MSC 7520
Bethesda MD 20892-7984
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