Amazing Brain Outreach
Dr. Shubhik DebBurman’s first-year studies students taught elementary students about the human brain in place of their final exam. They created interactive lesson plans that helped the kids learn more about how the brain functions.
Enjoy these photos from the 2015 Robert B. Glassman Memorial Brain, Mind & Behavior Symposium. 50 students and alumni presented posters and five faculty and alumni presented interdisciplinary talks on November 12. Over 200 community member and public attended the symposium.
Students in the first-year studies class Medical Mysteries of the Mind recently traveled to Northwestern Medical School’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where they learned about human brain pathology at the school’s Brain Bank and discussed the molecular events with scientists in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
Every other year, secondary school children (twelve and thirteen year olds) from the Forest Bluff Montessori School visit the college to learn about how the human brain works. Each student has completed his/her own research project on a neuroscience topic and participates in a broad ranging discussion about our amazing brain.
BIO130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brainsstudents teach twenty-five fourth and fifth graders from two North Chicago elementary schools the main three functions of our amazing brain: how we sense, integrate and act. This project was an innovative alternative to a traditional final exam in this course.