In December 2021, a select group of NSHSS members had a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience attending the annual NSHSS Nobel Week Tour. Participants traveled to Stockholm, Sweden for the festivities surrounding the 2021 Nobel Prize Award Ceremonies to experience the Nobel legacy first-hand, explore Stockholm: a world hub for sustainability and STEM research, and learn about Swedish society and culture.
This is where the city council members meet and where the Nobel Prizes are decided!
Stockholm City Hall is the location for the annual Nobel Banquet held every year on December 10th
Learning about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes!
This is where the Nobel Laureates do their lectures each year on December 8th
The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has been responsible for selecting the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine since 1901
Hanging out in the hostel before dinner!
Took a train to Uppsala to explore!
Taking a tour inside the cathedral!
Exploring the centuries old buildings on the university campus!
Walking around and shopping in town on Svartbäcksgatan
Visiting Sweden's largest museum of cultural history!
A historical jewelry exhibit in the museum!
Listened to a great panel discuss how Nobel Laureates inspire others, U.S./Sweden diplomacy, the role of the U.S. Embassy in Sweden, and careers in diplomacy!
We were so honored to be special guests at the Embassy - what an amazing experience!
Ended an amazing day by going to the Ice Hotel and hanging out in a room made of ice!
Found a Christmas Market while wandering around Old Town!
Posing with Alfred Nobel on the Nobel Peace Prize!
So much fun taking a tour of the museum and learning more about the Nobel Prizes!
Enjoyed a traditional Christmas Swedish dinner and had a farewell reception at the former home of two Nobel Laureates!
After dinner everyone was awarded their very own Nobel Prize!
What an amazing end to an amazing trip! Another successful NSHSS Nobel Week in the books!
For an inside look at everything they experienced during the trip, check out the Nobel Week Highlights on the NSHSS Instagram!
Palm Coast, FL
I am beyond honored and grateful to have been invited to attend this year's Nobel Week tour after having two years of speed bumps (age) in 2019, and (cancelation) in 2020. With so many honorable, exclusive events such as private lectures at Stockholm's Universitet and Karolinska Institutet, sitting down with the Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy of Sweden, private tours of Sweden's most historical landmarks, I cannot miss to mention how thankful I am for those I met both on and off the tour who were able to really make my trip whole♥️ I’m so happy this once in a lifetime trip finally came to me, as it truly was such an enlightening experience, and is one I know we will never forget