- August 12, 2021
- 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM ET
- Organized By:
FDA Student Poster Day
Each year, FDA gives high school, college, and graduate students from different backgrounds and scientific disciplines the opportunity to train with mentors from across FDA on regulatory science research projects. In 2021, 54% of the students were females and 45% of the students were male.
Students are exposed to the broad expanse of regulatory science activities underway across the Agency as well as the range of scientific disciplines they call on.
Students also learn first-hand about the Agency’s domestic and global impact. The students are able to attend FDA regulatory science trainings that integrates science, law and policy. With this knowledge, the students are able to complete research projects.
After completing their FDA training program, students are encouraged to explore careers in public health and STEM.
This website highlights the importance of FDA student programs and the direct impact that their research projects have on advancing regulatory science at FDA.
The 119 FDA summer student projects address one of the four main FDA Strategic Initiatives highlighted in the 2021 report Advancing Regulatory Science at FDA: Focus Areas of Regulatory Science.
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – 14 projects
- Increasing Choice and Competition through Innovation – 35 projects
- Unleashing the Power of Data – 50 projects
- Empowering Patients and Consumers – 20 projects