Noggin networks: Where we’ll be in DC!

DC poster Noggin events

We have the following events confirmed for our outreach participants in Washington DC. We fly there on Monday, April 25th, and leave Saturday, April 30.  Noggin folks should plan to arrive EARLY, with ID, to all scheduled appearances!  There are security screenings, and often long lines to enter buildings.

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE (NOTE THAT DETAILS MAY CHANGE, SO CHECK WEBSITE):
Noggin 2016 Where we’ll be in DC (pdf)

  1. Tuesday, April 26;  K-12 DC public school visits with brains and art (Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, from 9:15am – 11:30am), and Turner Elementary, from 1:00 – 2:30pm). Outreach arranged by the Phillips Collection.  Brains provided by Dr. Paul Aravich of Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Brain art work created by students will hang at the Phillips at our Thursday Neuroscience Night event!  Details on school visits below…
  2. Tuesday, April 26:  5:30 – 7:30pm, WSU Neuroscience event (for WSU participants, though others are welcome), Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center, 901 K Street, 11th Floor, DC.  This event will showcase the innovative research being conducted by the WSU Vancouver Neuroscience Program on hearing, addiction, and how the brain works.
  3. Wednesday, April 27, noon – 1pm;  STEAM/Neuro Congressional “Brains + Art” briefing and reception, Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-338 (Get there by 11am please!)
  4. Wednesday, April 27, 2:00 – 3pm;  “Brains + Art” briefing at the U.S. Senate, HELP Committee, Russell Senate Office Building, SR-188
  5. Thursday, April 28, 11:30am;  Grad/select undergrad student research and outreach discussion, White House Office of Science and Technology PolicyEisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 460, 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.  When you arrive, please check in at the Security Entrance at 17th St. NW and State Place. (get there by 10:15am please!)
  6. Thursday, April 28, 5:30 – 8:00pm;  Phillips Collection for Neuroscience Night @ “Seeing Nature” exhibit (with beer from the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, OR, and wine from Burnt Bridge Cellars in Vancouver, WA). *** NO TICKETS LEFT!! ***
  7. Friday, April 29, 10:00 – 11:30am;  Visit to NIH with Chris Thomas, NINDS‘ Science Writer and graduate of OHSU’s Neuroscience program.  An opportunity to view original, century old prints by Spanish neuroanatomist Ramon y Cajal, along with recent work by Rebecca Kamen, a DC artist inspired by Cajal’s Golgi-stained depictions of human brain cells.  (Meet at the Medical Center Metro stop at 9:45am. Go up the Metro escalator straight into NIH. Allow at least 45 minutes for a metro ride from DC.)
  8.  Friday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:00pm;  Capitol Tour!  Meet at Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s Congressional office in the Longworth House Office building (room #1111 on the ground floor) on the south side of the Capitol.

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DC public school visits…

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Inspired Teaching Public Charter School, 200 Douglas St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Tuesday, April 26, 9:15am – 11:30am
*Noggin folks:  arrive by 9:00am.  Closest Metro stop:  Rhode Island Avenue (Red line)

  • First 30 minutes (K-1 only):  School cafeteria/auditorium for introductions, “The Land of Cerebrum” play (created by Jacob Schoen and Brianna Jacobs from PSU), and questions…
  • Next 90 minutes:  Brain viewing, handling, questions in room off cafeteria (three classes, grades 6 – 8);  and at the same time, five, in class art/brain workshops (grades 2, 3, and 4) on pipe cleaner neurons…

DISCOVER:  Pipe Cleaner Neuron Project

CREATE:  How to make a pipe cleaner neuron

SCRIPT:  The LAND of Cerebrum

Play:  Jacob (Narrator), Jeff (Councilor/parietal lobe), Michael (Scout/temporal lobe), Brianna (Wise Leader/frontal lobe), Caitlin (Guard/amygdala), Erin (Scribe/Hippocampus), Alex (Prince/Insular lobe), Ben (Spy/Occipital lobe)

Brain wranglers:  Ram, John, Nathan, Angela, Bill, Courtney, Monique

Art classroom leads:  (1) Jeff, Michael, Jacob;  (2) Allie, Jonas, Christie;  (3) Alex. Brian, Caitlin;  (4) Rosalie, Erin, Brianna;  (5) Chelsey, Carrie, Ben, Vanessa.

Turner Elementary
, 3264 Stanton Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
Tuesday, April 26, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
* Noggin folks:  The Phillips will provide a “Brain Bus” to bring us to Turner.  They’ll also offer boxed Subway lunches;  if you have specific dietary concerns it might be best to bring your own meal ?…

“The Brain Experience!”

Two fourth grade classrooms in the school cafeteria for introductions, questions, brain examination/handling, and more pipe cleaner neuron building…

Brain wranglers:  Ram, John, Nathan, Angela, Bill, Courtney, Monique

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WSU Neuroscience at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center

Tuesday, April 26, 5:30 – 7:30pmMicrosoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, 11th Floor
* Noggin folks:  Arrive by 5:00pm (everyone welcome).  Closest Metro:  either Metro Center Station or McPherson Square

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This event will showcase the innovative research being conducted by the WSU Vancouver Neuroscience Program on hearing, addiction, and how the brain works.  WSU Noggin participants:  please be prepared to speak for 2-3 minutes each on your research and outreach activities…


House Briefing and Reception:  Brains + Art

Wednesday, April 27, noon – 1pmRayburn House Office Building, Room B-338
* Noggin folks:  EVERYONE meet there at 11:00am.  Please bring ID to all Capitol events.  Closest Metro: either Capitol South or Federal Center SouthWest.

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Introductions:  Bobby Heagerty, ABC Board Member

Rep. Earl Blumenauer & Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers:  Neuroscience caucus co-chairs

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici & Rep. Elise Stefanik:  STEAM caucus co-chairs

Bill Griesar & Jeff Leake:  NW Noggin

House Brains + Art Briefing NW Noggin Intro Griesar

House Brains + Art Briefing NW Noggin Intro Leake

Ram Kandasamy:  Washington State University Vancouver

House Brains + Art Briefing WSUV Intro Kandasamy

WSU Vancouver students (in the House, because of time, students will make short, one line statements):  Angela Gonzalez, Nathan Allen, Ben Yefimov, Phil Uribe, Elena Mahrt, John Harkness

Erin McConnell: Portland State University

House Brains + Art Briefing PSU Intro McConnell

PSU students:  Rosalie Lee, Brianna Jacobs, Jacob Schoen

Monique Smith:  Oregon Health & Sciences University

House Brains + Art Briefing OHSU Intro Smith

OHSU students:  Christie Pizzimenti, Brian Mills, Vanessa Jimenez

Brain handling, art projects, one on one questions with Noggin volunteers  –  and lunch

DC House/Senate briefing slides

NW Noggin House Senate Briefing SLIDES (ppt)

NW Noggin House Senate Briefing SLIDES (pdf)

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Senate Briefing:  Brains + Art

Wednesday, April 27, 2:00 – 3pmRussell Senate Office Building, SR-188
* Noggin folks:  we are all walking there across the mall…

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Bill Griesar & Jeff Leake:  NW Noggin

Senate Brains + Art Briefing NW Noggin Intro Griesar

Senate Brains + Art Briefing NW Noggin Intro Leake

Christine Portfors:  Washington State University Vancouver

Senate Brains + Art Briefing WSUV Intro Portfors

WSU Vancouver students (Students have 30 seconds each to introduce themselves, and their research and outreach work):  Jonas Calsbeek, Caitlin Calsbeek, Kimberly Engeln, Courtney Miskell, Chelsey Taylor Anderson, Ram Kandasamy, Brittany Wouden

Erin McConnell: Portland State University

Senate Brains + Art Briefing PSU Intro McConnell

PSU students:  Allie Clark, Alex Voigt, Michael Miller

Christie Pizzimenti:  Oregon Health & Sciences University

OHSU students:  Monique Smith, Brian Mills, Vanessa Jimenez

Brain handling, art projects, one on one questions with Noggin volunteers

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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thursday, April 28, 11:30am, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Room 460
* Noggin folks:  Arrive at 10:30am. When you arrive, please check in at the Security Entrance at 17th St. NW and State Place.  Bring ID and you will receive a visitor badge. Non-U.S. citizens should bring a valid passport and will need to call for an escort upon arrival at security (202-253-4689).  It can take some time to get through security (like airport security).  Closest Metro:  Farragut West.

Meeting begins at 11:30am in Room 460 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. 

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Grad/select undergrad student research and outreach discussion.  Two – three minute presentations of research and outreach efforts, and what you’ve learned and discovered about communicating science, working across disciplines and institutions, and connecting with K-12 and the public…

Consider the federally funded research you do, and your personal efforts to engage in outreach in K-12 classrooms, undergraduate classrooms, and in public venues like Velo.  Why is communicating science, and research discovery important?  How have your own experiences working across age groups, and across disciplines, contributed to your ability to enthuse and inform others about your research?

 

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Brains, Beauty and Brews:  Neuroscience Night @ The Phillips

Thursday, April 28, 5:30 – 8:00pm, The Phillips Collection, Carriage House
Noggin folks:  Arrive by 4:00pm for set up.  Closest Metro:  Dupont Circle.

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EXPLORE:  Neuroscience Night flyer from The Phillips

Brains, maker space tables for pipe cleaner neuron construction, research and outreach discussions with visitors, amidst Noggin panels (with Allen Institute brain images) explaining the neuroscience of visual perception.

DISCOVER:  Pipe Cleaner Neuron Project

CREATE:  How to make a pipe cleaner neuron

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Seeing Nature” exhibit, featuring exceptional Northwest beer from the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, OR, and exceptional Northwest wine from Burnt Bridge Cellars in Vancouver, WA. *** SOLD OUT!! ***

Phillips Neuroscience Night SLIDES (ppt)

Phillips Neuroscience Night SLIDES (pdf)

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Neuron over Astoria, home of Fort George beer…

 

National Institutes of Health:  Cajal Exhibit tour

Friday, April 29, 10:00 – 11:30am, National Institutes of Health
N
oggin folks:  Meet at the Medical Center Metro stop at 9:45am. Go up the Metro escalator straight into NIH. Allow at least 45 minutes for a metro ride from DC…

NIH Visitor Map

Visit to NIH with Chris Thomas, NINDS‘ Science Writer and graduate of OHSU’s Neuroscience program.  An opportunity to view original, century old prints by Spanish neuroanatomist Ramon y Cajal, along with recent work by Rebecca Kamen, a DC artist inspired by Cajal’s Golgi-stained depictions of human brain cells.

Learn more about the NIH Cajal exhibit below…

 

Tour of the United States Capitol

Friday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:00pm
* Noggin folks:  Meet at Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s Congressional office in the Longworth House Office building (room #1111 on the ground floor) on the south side of the Capitol.  Closest Metro:  Capitol South.

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