Igniting interest with Blaze and Brains!


(Alliteration by Noggin volunteer Austin Howard!) School’s out  –  but our Noggin volunteers won’t slow down!  We kicked off a beautiful Northwest summer weekend in Vancouver, Washington, at the Healthy Kids Fair at Legacy Salmon Creek… Lynette Wolf, Austin Howard, Jessica Patching-Bunch, Gaile Parker and Allie Clark from Psychology at Portland State…

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Synaptic sprouting @ Skyview!

After a week of projects and activities with our grads and undergrads from Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, and WSU Vancouver, we hit the road for field trips! We’d already enjoyed an exciting introduction to the brain on Tuesday… And creative neuron printmaking with artist Carrie Miyamoto and artist/neuroscience…

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Reinventing high school: Bringing in the brains!

For the last four years, our Pacific Northwest Noggin volunteers, developing experts in neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, and the arts, have collaborated, and partnered with public schools, museums, libraries, hospitals, symphonies, homeless youth centers, drug rehabilitation clinics, and bicycle shop pubs… Even Congress, and the White House! We’ve brought Noggin graduates and undergraduates…

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Edgefield EPSPs: Growing in Networks @ SfN!

Science thrives, community builds, and people learn when scientists get together with graduates and undergraduates from area universities to talk about research.  The annual Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter meeting for the Society for Neuroscience took place at the McMenamin’s Edgefield this weekend, and there were many opportunities for brain and social network enhancement… 🙂…

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NW Noggin featured in SfN Neuroscience Quarterly!

Pear brain

The Society for Neuroscience just published its Neuroscience Quarterly for Spring 2016, spotlighting creative efforts to engage the public in scientific research and discovery… NW Noggin, and an article co-written by Bill Griesar and Jeff Leake, were highlighted in this latest publication from the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding…

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Healthy Gyri @ Jeff!

Our Noggin team returned to the annual Health Fair at Jefferson High School in North Portland today, to speak with students about brains during lunch..! Students left their plates of food on nearby tables to don gloves and ask many interesting questions about how our brains work.  One student was fascinated by the idea of…

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