The Society for Neuroscience (SFN) Conference was back in San Diego this year and a contingency of scientists, graduates and undergraduates spent the day at Carson, Linda Vista and Montgomery STEAM Magnet Schools sharing their expertise in the field of neuroscience.
Conference volunteers worked with students to create art projects based on neuroscience that included building neurons from pipe cleaners and ink prints showing the similarity between plant structures and the brain’s network. Throughout the day students were able to ask the scientists questions about the brain and how it functions. The University of California San Diego provided a variety of brains, human and animal, for students to observe, handle and study.
The two day long outreach is a result of collaboration between NW Noggin and the San Diego Unified School District’s Office of School Innovations, which supports schools in the Linda Vista STEAM Magnet Pathway.
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