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Sunday, August 2, 2020

FUN Workshop 2020

Start Date: 7/31/2020 12:30 PM EDT
End Date: 8/2/2020 1:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Davidson College

405 N Main St
Davidson, NC  United States  28035

Organization Name: Davidson College

Julio Ramirez
Email: conference@funfaculty.org
Phone: (704) 894-2888

The 2020 FUN Undergraduate Neuroscience Education Workshop:

Best Practices for Rigor, Respect, Responsibility, and Outreach

Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 02, 2020
Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Want more? Also attend our Pre-Workshop Intensive Lab Experience,

Thursday, July 30 - Friday, July 31

Registration Details:
  • All meals are included, regardless of registration type.
  • Paying by check saves FUN the credit card processing fees!   Please use that option, if possible (instructions below).
  • During registration you will have the option to add on the pre-workshop (optional)
  • If you would like off-campus accomodations, FUN has arranged for a group discount rate at the Homewood Suites by Hilton at Davidson, 125 Harbour Place Drive, Davidson, NC 28036; Phone: 704.987.1818.  For the moment there are only 10 rooms reserved in the block. Guests can start booking today by calling 1-800-CALL-HOME or (704) 987-1818.
    When making reservations be sure to specify tat you are with “THE FUN WORKSHOP” or use Group Code: “FUN”.   
Special message regarding the COVID-19 corona virus: Considering registration for the FUN Workshop, but concerned about the possibility that health risks associated with  Covid-19 may continue into summer? Please know that FUN is committed to the health and safety of its members and all who are planning to attend the 2020 FUN Workshop July 21-August 2, 2020.
We want you to feel your FUN Workshop registration is worry free! All registered Attendees will be notified about any possible changes to the event at least one month in advance of the event. If the unlikely event occur that continued risks of the COVID-19 outbreak require cancellation of the workshop, all registration costs paid will be refunded. As with other travel, those traveling to the FUN Workshop are encouraged to consider whether to purchase travel insurance.


Detailed program description is here: https://www.funfaculty.org/faculty_workshops

Pre-Workshop Intensive Laboratory Experience Highlights
Those participating in this optional event will receive hands-on training in using C.elegans for course-based laboratories;  Optogenetic methods using fly models; 3D neuronal structure reconstruction; building their own neuroscience equipment, using low-cost equipment in neuroscience education; making use of the resources of the Allen Institute in education, and more!
Workshop Highlights
Sessions will focus on such issues as: Granting programs at NIH and NSF; Creating neuroscience classes, programs and curricula that are inclusive; welcome diversity; bring the lessons learned from disability studies in to the classroom and promote resilience in students; understanding how study away and neuroscience education can intersect well; how to use case studies in the classroom; creating effective assessment plans for neuroscience; examining core competencies and core concepts in undergraduate neuroscience education; advocacy for neuroscience education; Nu Rho Psi, the honor society in neuroscience; publishing in JUNE and becoming a program consultant; winning tenure at PUIs, sharing “What works” with other neuroscience faculty, cutting edge laboratory exercises for classes; Making use of the Allen Institute resources in teaching; how to select and use economical equipment to drive laboratory experiences, and more!

If you have questions about the conference email conference@funfaculty.org or call Conference Co-Chair Julio Ramirez at 704-894-2888.

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Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/2/2020 12:30 PM

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The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education is the scholarly voice of FUN.
Nu Rho Psi is the national honor's society for undergraduate neuroscience majors.