NEW MEXICO MESA
SCORE FOR NEW MEXICO EDUCATORS
SCORE – A Scientific Collaboration on Research in Education
ALBUQUERQUE, NM –Albuquerque’s Mind Research Network (MRN), a world-renowned neuroimaging research facility and NM MESA (New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) announce plans for their spring 2009 SCORE series for educators. This is the second year that the series has taken place.
SCORE (a Scientific Collaboration on Research in Education) is a free, three-part professional development series that will provide New Mexico educators with information on neuroscience discoveries that could be incorporated into the classroom.
All three sessions will be held in one of the most advanced neuroscience facilities in the world, the Mind Research Network, 1101 Yale NE on UNM North Campus. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss educator challenges and successes with peers in attendance and presenters.
Mike Weisend, Ph.D., director of the MEG Core at MRN is SCORE’s lead presenter. Dr. Weisend earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at UNM in 1997 and trained as a clinical neurophysiologist at the Veteran’s Administration in Albuquerque. Other experts will join Weisend for each session.
• SCORE Session I – Thursday, February 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Includes an introduction to MRN and MESA. Presentation and discussion: Learning Disorders
• SCORE Session II – Thursday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion: Effects of Substance Abuse on the Brain
• SCORE Session III – Thursday, April 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion: Brain Based Learning—Fact or Fiction.
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Prior to each presentation, there will be an open house/networking session from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Facility tours will be offered, and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The seminars are free, but the registration deadline is February 13. Space is limited to 50 total attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis. Interesting individuals can register via NM MESA’s website at http://www.nmmesa.org
or contacting Julie Cervantes at 505/366-2510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mind Research Network is a nucleus of preeminent neuroscientists who are dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders. MRN integrates state-of-the-art imaging, modern genetics capabilities and progressive informatics processes in its translational research efforts. For information on the Mind Research Network, please call 505/272-5028 or visit http://www.mrn.org
New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (NM MESA) Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower and motivate New Mexico's culturally diverse students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) enrichment. NM MESA, in partnership with schools and universities, prepares pre-college students for college and careers in mathematics, engineering, science and related fields. For more information on NM MESA, please call 505/366-2500, toll-free 800/544-2617, or visit http://www.nmmesa.org