Students Buzzing about Brain Bee
More than eighty Year 11 students from sixteen South Island high schools met recently in Dunedin for the second round of the Australia and New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (ANZBBC). The challenge introduces keen young science students to neuroscience, a topic which is not part of the high school curricula. Round one (held during Brain Awareness week) was an online quiz hosted by Education Perfect, and from this, students were selected to come to Dunedin to take part in round two.
Thesis Research Wins 'Best Go-Tech' Prize
Congratulations to PhD student Laura Boddington who was awarded the "Best Go-Tech Presentation" at the inaugural 'Stroke Rehab: From No-tech to Go-tech' conference held recently in Christchurch. The conference focused on techniques and technologies available to assist with stroke rehabilitation, and was attended by a mixture of national and international neuroscientists, clinicians, physiotherapists, speech language therapists and engineers.
How to Teach Anatomy
Congratulations to Dr Jon Cornwall who has contributed a chapter to an anatomy teaching textbook which is aimed at showing how to set-up and run a clinical anatomy programme. Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide is the first teaching textbook of its kind, and Dr Cornwall wrote a chapter on teacher self-evaluation in small group discussions.
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