The members of the Brain Research Lab at Saginaw Valley State University traveled to New Orleans, La for the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (http://www.sfn.org). While there the students were able to meet with and learn about neuroscience from experts from around the world. In addition, the students presented (5 posters) the research they worked on over the summer at the annual Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (http://www.funfaculty.org).
Front Row (L-R): Justin Jacqmain (PSY), Jake Dunkerson (HS/OT), Jennica Young (HS), Maddy Searles (HS), Katalin Geeck (PSY), Tim Pionk (PSY)
Back Row (L-R): Evan Nudi (PSY), Dr. Charles Weaver (HS), David Mudd (PSY), Dr. Jeff Smith (HS), Kasey Moritz (PSY), Bob Underly (PSY)
Jon Gallagher placed second in the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience / German Graduate Schools of Neuroscience Poster Award annual competition. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must currently be an undergraduate student. Each nominee must be sponsored by a FUN Member whose dues are current. Each sponsor may nominate only one student. For a poster to be considered, it must have been accepted for presentation by the nominee at the FUN Social and Poster Session at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting. The posters are judged on methodological approach, degree of difficulty, solidity/verifiability of data, contribution to "new knowledge", design and layout of the poster, and the ability of the student to answer questions regarding the project.
We are also pleased to announce that Jon was also accepted into the MSU-COM medical program.
The Society for Neuroscience (http://sfn.org) 41st Annual meeting was held in Washington DC in November of 2011. (from left to right) Bob Underly (Psychology), Jon Gallagher (Pre-med), David Mudd (Psychology), Jake Dunkerson (MS-OT), Sarah Fluharty (Psychology), and Kasey Moritz (Psychology) were able to attend symposia, poster session, vender row (SWAG!) during their four-day stay in DC. Jon, Jake, Dave, and Sarah also presented their poster at the FUN (http://funfaculty.org) poster session.
Hopefully you've gotten into the swing of things for Fall semester. As a follow-up to August's , we have some new information about two systems on campus. , the system for managing devices on the wireless, has been in use for a few weeks now. Also , the print management and wireless printing service, is now available as well.
If you're interested in either product, or want additional information, follow the links below.
If you have questions about either system, contact the IT Support Center at x4225, email@example.com, or stop in and see us in Curtiss 150.
Sarah Fluharty, a psychology major from Sandusky, will receive $9,968 for her research on traumatic brain injury in rats. She will carry out her research at SVSU's Brain Research Lab, using rats as models to test the impact of an enriched environment for the recovery of head trauma. Fluharty writes that "rats are the preferred model for testing brain injuries because of their similar brain structure and organization" compared to humans. She hopes to present her findings at several conferences and ultimately submit a paper on the subject to scholarly journals.
Winning Student Research and Creativity Institute proposals were chosen through a competitive selection process.