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

In 2017, 4177 people in Portland have no permanent home, according to the latest biennial Point in Time count of those living on the streets or in temporary shelters.  This is a 10% increase over the last count of individuals without housing, in 2015, when 3800 people in Portland had no stable place to sleep. LEARN MORE:…

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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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Synapsing for Science!

Spring is a notoriously stormy and changeable season in the Pacific Northwest, yet despite the occasional downpour, we added a sizable Noggin contingent to Portland’s impressively thronged March for Science on Saturday (Earth Day) to support continued public investment in scientific research, along with arts-integrated STEM outreach and education… Our waterproof volunteers included…

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