Office for University Outreach

Bringing Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research to the Classroom to Improve Public Health

Bringing Cutting-edge Neuroscience Research to the Classroom to Improve Public Health

The goal of this program is to empower K-12 students to take charge of their mental and physical health through targeted neuroscience education. Led by CU neuroscientists, this program sends CU undergraduates into area classrooms to teach children and adolescents about the brain through a series of fun activities and exercises. Once they have a basic, age-appropriate understanding of how the brain works, students learn about the effects of lifestyle choices on brain development and mental health. In this way students, their families and teachers are able to apply emerging neuroscience research findings to their lifestyle choices to improve their cognitive functioning and emotional wellbeing. Current outreach efforts target elementary schools (K-5), and are offered during the 2013-2014 academic year. However, additional opportunities may be available for middle- and high-school classrooms. Please visit our website or contact us if you are interested in learning more about this unique opportunity.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.

Locations

On Campus

In Colorado

Online Resource

Sponsoring Units

Arts & Sciences, College of

  • Integrative Physiology, Department of
  • Psychology & Neuroscience, Department of

Graduate School Research Institutes & Centers

  • Cognitive Science (ICS), Institute of

Program Contact

Nicole Speer
Director of Operations, Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium
nicole.speer@colorado.edu
303-492-2875

Categories

Topics Program Types Audiences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Education (P-12)
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Online Resources
  • Professional Development - Teacher
  • Families
  • Minority Group(s)
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Teachers - Middle School

Keywords

neuroscience, health, brain, development, mental health, wellness, cognition, psychology, K-12, Marie Banich

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