NUBAO Teachers Workshop

Every year, Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach (NUBAO) in partnership with Chicago SfN hosts a professional development workshop for Chicago area science educators aimed at exposing these educators to the exciting field of neuroscience research, and to demonstrate how neuroscience topics can be introduced into the classroom through engaging, hands-on activities. NUBAO volunteers present demos and lesson plans featuring topics such as Neuranatomy, Brain Injury and Safety, Sensorimotor Neurophysiology, Motor Adaptation, and Learning and Memory. To register for the Workshop, please click here. 


8th Annual Brain Awareness Teacher's Workshop:

Participants: Middle school and high school science educators
Cost: FREE
Date & Time: Friday, February 28th, 2020, 8:30am - 4:00pm *Lunch will be provided for all workshop participants
Location: Wieboldt Hall, 339 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611


Workshop Structure:

  1. Keynote lecture by Dr. Talia Lerner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physiology, Northwestern University
    Topic: Motivation and decision-making
  2. Lunch-and-Learn seminar by Dr. Angel Alvarez, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
    Topic: Stem cell biology and cancer
  3. Pedagogical workshops led by NUBAO volunteers featuring hands-on neuroscience activities
    Topics: Neuroanatomy, The Sensorimotor Nervous System, The Chemical Senses, Motor Learning


Application Instructions:

Science educators interested in participating in the Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop must complete the short application form found at The application deadline is Friday, February 14th, 2020. Successful applicants will be notified promptly. Be sure to apply soon as capacity is limited.