Summer Scientist Education Series :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Summer Scientist Education Series

Exploring the Scientific Method and Careers in Medical Research


Expose young people (high school and undergraduate students) to the scientific method and careers in medical research.


  1. Discuss themes in scientific inquiry and ethics
  2. Explore careers in medical research
  3. Identify career options and steps to achieve career goals
  4. Create an opportunity for collegiality and social interaction among aspiring young scientists.

How to Participate

In Person

Our classes are held every Thursday afternoon from 4-5 p.m. beginning on June 15 and ending on August 3. There is no charge to attend, but make sure to register.

Click here to register for Summer Scientist Education Series classes.

On Demand

If you are unable to attend in person, all sessions will be posted to our On Demand Library. 

Click here to view Summer Scientist Education Series on demand videos.


Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute
Research II, Discovery Auditorium
700 Children’s Dr. Columbus, OH

Dates and Topics

June 15: Introduction to Biomedical Research
Presented by Dr. John Barnard and Dr. William Smoyer

June 22: Learning From Our Sickest Patients
Presented by Dr. Irina Buhimschi and Dr. Mark Hall

June 29: IT and App Development in Research
Presented by Dr. Simon Lin and Dr. Lara McKenzie

July 13: Innovation in Pediatric Practice
Presented by Dr. Jeff Bridge and Dr. Deena Chisolm

July 20: Pathways Into Science
Presented by a panel of graduate students

July 27: Cutting Edge Therapeutics
Presented by Dr. Chris Breuer and Dr. Tim Cripe

August 3: Where Science and Engineering Meet
Presented by Dr. Kevin Flanigan and Joshua Zenz


For questions, please email Community Education or call (614) 355-0662.

Download the brochure.

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000