Oregon Health & Science University

Graduate students in Behavioral Neuroscience and Neuroscience at OHSU are welcome to participate in various outreach activities, in winter term at Portland State University, during the spring semester at Washington State University in Vancouver, and during the summer in both Vancouver and Portland Public Schools…

Graduate students may join ongoing advanced undergraduate neuroscience classes at PSU or WSU-V by enrolling in a graduate teaching practicum course at OHSU (BEHN 650) in winter.  The syllabus for 2015 can be found here…

SYLLABUS BEHN 650 Practicum

OHSU graduate students gain valuable undergraduate teaching experience by preparing month long mini-courses covering ongoing neuroscience research (e.g., drug dependence and abuse, learning and memory, adolescent brain development), and by teaching advanced PSU or WSU-V students about these currently funded efforts.

DRAFT sample syllabi from Portland State University (for winter term 2015) and Washington State University Vancouver (spring semester 2015) are available here…

SYLLABUS Advanced Neuro PSU 2015

SYLLABUS Adv 473 WSU-V 2015

For more information on how to enroll in this practicum, and how to complete and submit the required Teaching Activity Approval forms, please read through the BEHN 650 syllabus above.

Contact Suzanne Mitchell at mitchesu@ohsu.edu to enroll.  Please also email Bill Griesar at bgriesar@wsu.edu to confirm your interest in participating…


Graduate students are also encouraged to participate in summer outreach efforts in Vancouver and Portland Public Schools.

For summer you supervise and mentor undergraduate students, and help design and deliver high quality, creative, collaboratively developed neuroscience programs to academic priority students in local public schools.

Details on our outreach efforts for summer 2015 are described in the following DRAFT summer course syllabus for PSU…
SYLLABUS Outreach class 2015

In 2014, we offered generous travel stipends provided by the Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) as compensation for seasoned, committed participants, and the PARC plans to offer these again in 2015.  Interested students should contact Bill Griesar at bgriesar@wsu.edu…


Graduate students are also highly encouraged to join us to present a public lecture on their research interests at Velo Cult, a bicycle shop/event space/pub in NE Portland!  We pair you with an art student from PNCA, and you get unique, useful experience introducing your work to the general public.

And $1/pint sold during presentations supports neuroscience/art outreach in the public schools… :)

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