Over 150 third and fourth graders
from the Penn
Alexander School, the Henry
C. Lea School, the
R. Drew School, and the Sterck/Delaware
School for the Deaf will spend a morning on the Penn campus “judging” hands-on
science activities developed by undergraduate students in Penn’s
of Behavior program and graduate students
Brainapalooza: Faculty and students let the judges see and
handle all kinds of brains. Very hands-on, very yucky-cool.
Food for Thought: Ever wonder how your stomach communicates
with your brain so you know you’re hungry or full? Wonder
no longer! Judges take this journey along the road between
stomach and brain and see how it all works, and why.
Left Brain/Right Brain: What? We use both sides of our brain
for something as simple as tying our shoes? Watch as two students
cooperate to tie a shoelace while each only uses one free hand.
||Friday, March 16, 2007
Prime judging time: 9:00am- 11:00am
||Biological Research Building Lobby [map]
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia PA 19104
KidsJudge! Fair, a national education
program designed to make scientists better communicators and
elementary school children better scientists, is sponsored by
Institute of Neurological Sciences and the
Biological Basis of Behavior Program. The Fair is also made possible
in part by grants from the National
Kids Judge! Partnership,
the Dana Alliance for
Brain Initiatives, and National
Institute on Drug Abuse.
The Mahoney Institute of Neurological
Sciences at the University
of Pennsylvania is one of the world’s preeminent institutions
for neuroscience research and training. Acting as the university’s
intellectual fulcrum for the study of the brain, the Institute
continues to fuel cross-disciplinary thinking and an integrated
approach to fundamental, pre-clinical, and clinical research
on the brain. With over 170 faculty from 18 departments and six
schools at Penn, including Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine,
Engineering and Applied Science, Medicine, Nursing, and Veterinary
Medicine, the Institute provides a fertile environment that is
a template for programs at academic institutions around the world.
More than 100 PhD candidates are currently enrolled in its renowned
The Biological Basis of Behavior
Program, within the School of
Arts and Sciences, is a cross-campus undergraduate neuroscience
education program. Created in 1978, the program is an interdisciplinary
major in which students explore the relation between behavior
(both human and animal) and its organic bases. It offers course
in virtually all areas of neuroscience ranging from cellular
neurobiology to cognitive neuropsychology and integrates the
basic interdisciplinary courses with basic science requirements
in biology, chemistry, and psychology. The program successfully
integrates interdisciplinary teaching and research in neuroscience
through the cooperative interactions of faculty and staff in
several departments in the School of Arts and Sciences and Schools
of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine as well as the School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences. It is one of the largest and
most popular undergraduate majors at Penn.
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dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical
research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists
of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in
1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of
Pennsylvania Health System.
Penn's School of Medicine is ranked #2 in the nation for receipt
of NIH research funds; and ranked #3 in the nation in U.S. News
& World Report's most recent ranking of top research-oriented
medical schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students,
the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior
education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists
and leaders of academic medicine.
The University of Pennsylvania Health System includes three hospitals,
all of which have received numerous national patient-care honors [Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's
first hospital; and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center]; a faculty practice
plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite
facilities; and home care and hospice.
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