Denison Students Participate in Science Night at the Works
Date of Event: October 22, 2009
Posted: October 19, 2009
Denison students from various disciplines will provide demonstrations for Science Night at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at The Works museum (55 South 1st Street, Newark). Admission is $2 per person; members of The Works are admitted free.
Members of the Neuroscience Education and Research at Denison (NERD) will conduct demonstrations in neuroscience, some of which will include illusions. The illusions will test both visual and touch senses in a way that will surprise the participant. Afterwards, the students will explain the principles behind the demonstrations.
Lauren Meyer, member of Denison class of 2010, says “I’m really excited to be able to do interactive demonstrations of illusions and tricks with the kids that illustrate the amazing nature of our brains. We’re ultimately hoping to inspire attendees to pursue neuro- and other scientific endeavors by showing them that science can be fun.”
NERD is committed to bringing their passion for neuroscience outside Denison. Their outreach includes conducting the Brain Bee at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI), a day of neuroscience activities for COSI Academy students, and helping Newark High School students prepare for college board exams (SAT/ACT). NERD also has recorded audio books—accessible for free anywhere in the world (requires iTunes): Brain Facts (6th edition, 2008), (5th edition, 2006) by the Society for Neuroscience Science; Evolution & Creationism by the National Academy of Sciences, & Institute of Medicine.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Science Night at The Works at 6 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 22, at The Works museum (55 South 1st Street, Newark). Admission is $2 per person; members of The Works are admitted free. For more information contact The Works at 740-349-9277.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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