Dr. Sabine Kastner received this year's Award for Education in Neuroscience from the Society of Neuroscience (SfN) for her contribution to science education for all ages. Among these contributions is the creation of Frontiers for Young Minds, an open-access scientific journal for and edited by children, along with Dr. Robert Knight. Frontiers for Young Minds provides an opportunity for children from all around the world to engage with scientific research and participate in the publishing process. Read more...
The Kids Project had fun leading short lessons and demonstrations at the annual Littlebrook Science Expo! Students learned about our project, tried some demonstrations using perception distortion goggles, and had fun asking questions about the brain. We can't wait until next year! :)
We had a great time at the annual Communiversity ArtsFest. Families learned about the current projects in our lab, enjoyed demos using perception distortion goggles, and tried a variety of brain mazes. Families also learned about what a great source Frontiers for Young Minds articles can be for children to learn more about science. Thank you to all those that came by our table!
NAPL Kids Project visited a third grade science class at the Princeton Friends School. After learning about the brain, the children did a fun eye-tracking experiment. They learned about how their eyes move differently while seeing a picture of Harry Potter's face or reading a short paragraph. We had a great time with the class, and we hope to have another fun outreach event there in the future!
Team Kids had an amazing time meeting all those who attended the Young Women's Conference in STEM. The team had a great time showing budding scientists an eye-tracking demonstration and perceptual illusions that boggled their minds! We had a great time meeting you all, and we are looking forward to more activities with the Young Women's Conference in STEM! :)
Team Kids visited Littlebrook’s science lab class to take science beyond the textbooks! The team showed the children an eye tracking demo to give them a first-hand look at some of the tools used in our lab as part of the Kids Project! We had a great time meeting you all, and we are looking forward to more activities with Littlebrook's science lab class! :)
Team Kids set up a booth in front of Nassau Hall for the annual Princeton Communiversity. Families tried on perception distortion goggles and found that tossing a ball at a target was not as easy as they thought! Through trial and error they learned to correct for the distortion and eventually hit the target. We hope to see you at the next Communiversity!... Read more about NAPL Kids Project at Communiversity 2018
Our undergraduate researcher Maggie Pecsok has been selected as one of the co-winners of the University's 2018 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize! The Pyne Honor Prize is "awarded to the senior who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character and effective leadership." Maggie shares her story in the university's news article...