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2012 North Chicago Brain Outreach
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.
Twenty-two third graders from Evelyn Alexander School (North Chicago) visited Lake Forest College for the OUR AMAZING BRAIN outreach on April 25. Students of BIOL130 Deadly Shapes, Hostage Brains became neuroscience teachers for the day and taught the children through hands-on experiences how our brain senses the world, integrates them with past memories, makes decisions, and then plans and executes thoughts and actions. This is the 14th year of this educational outreach by Lake Forest College students outreach that has served more than 500 elementary school children.
First-year students took their turn as teachers when a Lake Forest Country Day School class visited campus. They taught them interactive lessons about the important role their brains play when it comes to sensing the complex world around us, to use our memory, planning, and attention to make decisions, and to execute them into thoughts and movements.
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.