A Skyview Brain-Storm!

A healthy crowd of committed undergraduate volunteers gathered early this morning at Skyview High, home of the Storm, for our fourth and final day in Biology classrooms… We are going to miss our students, whom we’ve gotten to know over the past month, through our ongoing series of Thursday visits.  Art activities, short introductory lectures, and direct,…

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Caldera Arts and Brains in central Oregon

This week NW Noggin partnered with Caldera Arts, an innovative educational organization serving academically at risk youth with year-round art and environmental programs in central Oregon.  Caldera is located quite literally within the caldera of an extinct volcano in the Cascade mountains, just west of Sisters… In addition to engaging students in area public schools,…

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Teacher Training @ OHSU

We joined K-12 teachers and other education professionals at a teacher training workshop this weekend, to discuss how to engage students of all ages in learning about their brains… Our NW Noggin volunteers, including Nate Allen, Rosie Salice, and Angela Johnson from WSU Vancouver, and Alex Voigt, Michael Miller, and Lindsay Miller from…

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NW Noggin @ the Newmark: Nicholas Bazan

Our practiced NW Noggin outreach participants set up a colorful neuron-strewn table at Portland’s Newmark Theater on Tuesday night, and spoke with audience members at the second OHSU Brain Institute “Brain Awareness” lecture, delivered by Nicolas Bazan… Dr. Bazan, Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Louisiana State University, delivered a passionate and compelling…

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NW Noggin at Oregon SfN

Several undergraduate volunteers from WSU Vancouver and PSU joined us at the Oregon chapter meeting for the Society for Neuroscience on March 27th and 28th in Troutdale… We presented our colorful poster on the many outreach visits we’ve made during the past academic year, on both sides of the Columbia River… Students,…

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Neurons on Day Two @ Skyview

We gathered again on a foggy Thursday at Skyview High… Last week we’d introduced our students to large scale nervous system components, including the brainstem, cerebellum and various cortical lobes, using some real human brains as examples. But this week we went small, providing an overview of the neuron.  Each…

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See where we’ve been @ Oregon SfN!

We’ll be attending the Oregon chapter meeting for the Society for Neuroscience this Friday and Saturday (3/27 and 3/28), at the McMenamin’s Edgefield Hotel… We’d love to see you at the nwnoggin.org poster, and we look forward to questions about our many neuroscience and art outreach activities in the Portland/Vancouver area since summer 2014……

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A MESA Mindflex @ WSU-V!

We spent an occasionally stormy Saturday on the green, hilly campus of Washington State University in Salmon Creek, north of downtown Vancouver… WSU was hosting southwest Washington’s 2015 MESA Day, and students from area public schools were there to learn about academic and career opportunities in STEM fields, including neuroscience. MESA…

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