August BRAINet Virtual Lecture: NW Noggin

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Lecture

Letting knowledge serve through interdisciplinary neuroscience, art, and a few extra brains.

15 Aug | 12:00 pm

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This presentation is presented by the  Brain Research Awareness and Information Network (BRAINet).

Northwest Noggin is a robust, creative, entirely volunteer driven non-profit organization that brings together scientists, artists and students of all ages to contribute their expertise, listen and learn from others, enthuse young people about science and art, share area educational resources and inform and excite the public about ongoing, taxpayer supported neuroscience research.

Since 2012 NW Noggin has met over 55,000 K-12 students in Portland, Vancouver, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Gresham, rural Oregon and Washington, San Diego, Chicago and DC public schools! They’ve offered free talks from collaborating students in neuroscience and art, and informed our community about ongoing brain research, training graduates to present their work to a lay audience.

Join Bill Griesar, Ph.D., and Jeff Leake, M.A., on Aug. 15 to learn about the journey of Northwest Noggin, the work they do, challenges and successes, the communities they work with and the role of art and creativity in outreach and teaching!

Bill Griesar, Ph.D., is a senior instructor in Psychology/Neuroscience at Portland State University, adjunct instructor at OHSU, co-founder and neuroscience coordinator of NW Noggin. Jeff Leake, M.A., currently teaches interdisciplinary art and neuroscience courses in the Psychology and University Studies departments at Portland State University. He is also the president, co-founder and arts coordinator of NW Noggin.

This event is free and all are welcome.
Register here to receive the live-stream link.
The deadline to register is Monday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.

 

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