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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SfN Chapter Meeting: Drugs, Genes & STEAM!

NW Noggin will join undergraduates, graduates and faculty from Oregon and Southwest Washington this weekend at the McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon, for the annual chapter meeting for the Society of Neuroscience… Topics will include vertebrate vocal circuitry, the role of microRNAs and RNA granules in temporally and spatially regulating gene expression, hippocampal…

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Cajal + Creativity @ the NIH

Thanks to Katie Sale of the American Brain Coalition, our NW Noggin graduates and undergraduates from WSU Vancouver, Portland State University and OHSU were invited to spend our last East Coast morning enjoying art, science and history at the National Institutes of Health, a sprawling, 300+ acre campus of federal research agencies in Bethesda,…

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Brains at the White House!

On an outreach journey that became more extraordinary by the day, beginning with brains and art projects at two DC public schools, and briefings on STEAM education and neuroscience research in both houses of Congress, we gathered Thursday morning outside the gates of the magnificent Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House…

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