Neurophilosophy @ the Newmark

Once again, thanks to the generosity of the OHSU Brain Institute, we brought our busy outreach volunteers to an extraordinary lecture by Patricia Churchland at the Newmark Theater in downtown Portland this week… We staffed another NW Noggin table, and had great fun introducing theater-goers to the creative joys of building pipe cleaner…

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Healthy Noggins @ Jeff

Our energetic Noggin crew joined Mark Rutledge-Gorman from the Portland Alcohol Research Center (PARC) and a host of other presenters at Jefferson High School in Portland this week, for a Health Fair in the cafeteria… Allie Clark and Rosalie Lee from Portland State University, Angela Gonzalez from WSU Vancouver, and Alfredo Zuniga…

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Gray matter @ McCoy

Today we met fifteen sharp high school students at McCoy Academy, a school in Northeast Portland that serves students who have left Portland Public Schools, for (according to teacher Kim Keyes) more structure and smaller class sizes… A group of NW Noggin undergraduates, including Rosalie Lee, Alex Voigt (pictured above)…

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Cougars and Tigers and Brains!

NW Noggin volunteers from WSU Vancouver headed north to Battle Ground High School, home of the Tigers, to talk about brains with 75 or so students who had spent their morning dissecting fetal pigs..! Neuroscience and Psychology students Bradley Mahoney, Chelsey Taylor Anderson, and Jayme Anderson, along with Bill and Jeff, went…

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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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