Addiction Science Award Blog Posts

Ameya Deshmukh with NIDA judges Dr. Ruben Baler, Dr. Pam Ling, and Dr. Cindy Miner

Smokin’ Hot Science

June 25, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Did you ever wonder how scientists develop medications to help people stop smoking? High School Junior Ameya Deshmukh has been wondering about that since he was 7 years old. Because his parents work in science labs, he began learning about basic science from an early age. Read More »

Four people at a science fair.

Virtual Brain Training

June 17, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Imagine you are a teen with ADHD. It’s hard for you to focus in class, your mind wanders everywhere, and even though you want to do well in class you’d much rather be outside shooting hoops. Although you take notes, it’s hard for you to remember the teacher’s instructions. Read More »

Four people at a science fair.

Risky Business

June 15, 2010  /  Sara Bellum

Have you ever cut class? If so, what goes through your mind…how do you tell yourself it’s ok? And what would discourage you from doing it? Read More »

Jada Nicole Dalley and Sehar Anjum Salman with NIDA science fair judges

What the Heck is Third Hand Smoke?

August 14, 2009  /  Sara Bellum

That's what a lot of people were asking at the 2009 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Reno a few months ago. Two 16 year olds in San Antonio, Texas, worked together to try and find out. Read More »