Una sinapsis con Sitton

Post by Jessica Patching-Bunch, Noggin Resource Council member for Communications with language edits by Andrea Anaya from Portland State Neuroscience Club.  Llegamos temprano a Sitton Elementary; una escuela primaria ubicada en el vecindario de St. Johns en el norte de Portland. Fuimos 14 voluntarios de PSU, OHSU y WSU… LEARN…

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NIH Noggins @ OR MESA!

Post and pictures by Jessica Patching-Bunch, Noggin Resource Council member for Communications NW Noggin joined in the fun at Portland State University’s Oregon MESA Day for area students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pathways. The third floor Smith Memorial Ballroom was filled with eager young minds ready to…

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Depolarization @ the Doug Fir

Exhilarated (and a little exhausted!) from the Society for Neuroscience Oregon/Southwest Washington Chapter meeting, we headed next to Portland’s subterranean Doug Fir Lounge, where the decor was decidedly cortical! And woodsy! And welcoming! We were there to hear the band Moon Hooch with Noggin volunteers Brittany Alperin from Behavioral Neuroscience at OHSU, and…

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Myelin @ McMenamin’s!

Scientists, post-docs, graduate students, a healthy contingent of bicycling undergraduates from Portland State University, a high school student, and one brain-savvy artist arrived at McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale last week to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience Oregon & Southwest Washington Chapter meeting, and share posters, talks and research… As it’s Bike Challenge month at both…

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Noggin awarded grant support from PARC!

The Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) is one of Noggin’s top collaborators, helping to purchase the sheep brains, pipe cleaners, electrodes, clay and crayons that innovative, successful and low cost arts-integrated STEM outreach efforts thrive on in public schools… We also share our Noggin volunteers with PARC’s own efforts to reach kids and…

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A Synapse with Sitton

Sitton Elementary is a unique educational community in Portland Public Schools with diverse students, including many English language learners and those with Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and special needs in regular classrooms, as well as “co-teachers” helping everyone engage… LEARN MORE:  Educator collaboration keeps all students involved at Portland elementary “Sitton Elementary……

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Homelessness and the Brain

NW Noggin is currently collaborating with P:ear on a proposed public event this fall to address the issue of affordable housing and the brain.  We aim to bring together graduate students from PSU, OHSU and other area institutions studying sleep, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, drugs, adolescent brain development and other relevant topics,…

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Christina Williams: Making Connections Through NW Noggin

Post by Christina Williams, Noggin volunteer and WSU Vancouver senior undergraduate, and aspiring behavioral neuroscience researcher (PTSD) NW Noggin has tremendously enriched my undergraduate experience at Washington State University Vancouver, and has turned an otherwise ordinary academic experience into something far more rewarding and transformative. Noggin has connected me with a…

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Frontal lobes @ Franklin

Post by Jessica Patching-Bunch, Noggin Resource Council member for Communications NW Noggin volunteers were welcomed back to Karen Polis’s Psychology classroom at Franklin High School in Portland to continue exploring the wonders of the brain. We’d already spent one morning investigating the link between brain activity and incredible music… LEARN…

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