Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FREE Neuroscience Workshop at Univ of Missouri

Those of you with easy access to the heart of America (Missouri) may be interested in the

Fourth Annual Summer Workshop on ‘Experiments and Models for Teaching Undergraduate Neuroscience’, 4-6 Aug 2010

I attended this workshop the summer before last a had a great time . . . and I learned a lot.  Besides some interesting perspectives and a really cool earthworm-based lab experiment I was able to expand my network of other colleagues interested in learning better ways to teach.  Besides the actual hands-on learning and demonstrations, you'll get a rare chance to observe the recordings of action potentials in a state of the art neuroscience laboratory.

The University of Missouri—Columbia (MU) Colleges of Engineering and Biological Sciences are sponsoring this two-day workshop focused on novel curriculum development in neuroscience that will be held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 4, 5 & 6, 2010, on the Columbia campus. The Workshop is targeted to undergraduate faculty from biological sciences, psychology, physics and engineering with an interest in teaching and learning more about neuroscience.

The workshop was initiated by a National Science Foundation grant to MU to develop undergraduate curriculum in the area of computational neuroscience. This is the fourth time we are offering this annual workshop, incorporating input from past years.

For more information, go to

If you are interested in applying to the workshop, send an email stating your interest to my new friend Satish Nair at MU:

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