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The 2011 FUN Workshop
Pomona College, Claremont, California
July 29-31, 2011
Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), in partnership with Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), has sponsored five previous workshops focused on developing and sustaining undergraduate neuroscience programs. FUN is pleased to announce a sixth FUN workshop July 29-31, 2011 at Pomona College, Claremont, California. A special pre-workshop program of intensive laboratory experiences is also planned for July 28-29, immediately preceding the workshop.
At the first (1995) workshop participants developed four blueprints to guide faculty in their efforts to enrich undergraduate curricula by developing interdisciplinary courses and programs in the emerging discipline of Neuroscience. Using these blueprints as a foundation, participants at the second (1998) and third (2001) workshops explored cutting-edge exercises designed to build investigative, discovery-based laboratory experiences and launch regional meetings emphasizing undergraduate neuroscience research. The fourth (2005) PKAL/FUN workshop also featured new laboratory experiences, developed leadership skills, and revisited the four original curricular blueprints--adding a fifth blueprint in neuroscience studies to address the directions that neuroscience is headed in the coming decades.
As in the 2008 FUN workshop held at Macalester College, the 2011 FUN workshop will explore a wide range of topics, including new laboratory experiences emphasizing discovery-based learning, incorporating community outreach into neuroscience education, and programming focused on the development of interdisciplinary coursework and curricular innovations to ensure that undergraduate education in neuroscience remains vibrant well into the future.
More information will be forthcoming shortly. Please mark these important dates in your calendar, watch for announcements with schedule information and registration details, and plan to attend!
For the FUN Education Committee,
Chair, FUN Education Committee