2008 Drug Facts Chat Day Photos & Videos

  • Students from Rockville High School in Maryland send in their questions
  • Students from Rockville High School in Maryland send in their questions *GS

  • Some students discuss with each other what to ask
  • Some students discuss with each other what to ask. *GS

  • Some students keep it private
  • Some students keep it private. *GS

  • Ten miles away, NIDA Chat Day Moderators read questions from Rockville and dozens of other schools from all over the country and assign them to scientists
  • Ten miles away, NIDA's Chat Day Moderators read questions from Rockville and dozens of other schools from all over the country and assign them to scientists. *CP

  • NIDA scientists and science writers review questions and prepare answers
  • NIDA scientists and science writers review questions and prepare answers. *CP

  • Scientific experts and editors work together to ensure answers are accurate
  • Scientific experts and editors work together to ensure answers are accurate. *CP

  • Map showing locations of schools that registered for Drug Facts Chat Day
  • Map showing locations of schools that registered for Drug Facts Chat Day. *CP

  • NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow answered more than 100 questions herself
  • NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow answered more than 100 questions herself. *CP

  • Scientists keep track of their progress on a projected screen
  • Scientists keep track of their progress on a projected screen. *CP

  • Scientists volunteered to take up to five hour shifts to answer questions from teens
  • Scientists volunteered to take up to five hour shifts to answer questions from teens. *GS

  • NIDA scientists smile at the sense of humor shown by some students
  • NIDA scientists smile at the sense of humor shown by some students. *GS

  • They work as fast as they can to get to as many questions as possible
  • They work as fast as they can to get to as many questions as possible. *GS

  • The webmaster takes a stretch break
  • The webmaster takes a stretch break. *GS

  • even lunch goes uneaten
  • ...even lunch goes uneaten... *GS

  • Some NIDA staffers answered general questions, like Whats the worst drug
  • Some NIDA staffers answered general questions, like "What's the worst drug?" *GS

  • As the day wraps up, NIDA scientists and science writers had answered more than 1300 questions
  • As the day wraps up, NIDA scientists and science writers had answered more than 1300 questions. *GS

* Photos by: 1. Gabriel Shaya 2. Chris Phillips, Macro International, Inc.