At the Brain Insight Lectures, free and open to the public, eminent Columbia scholars examine how brain science intersects with everyday life. Speakers have included Olajide Williams, MD, who spoke about how to prevent stroke in communities of color; Frances Champagne, PhD, who discussed how our early experiences shape our behavior; and Richard Axel, MD, who shared his acclaimed research and insights into how the brain knows what the nose is smelling.
These lectures are the scientific cornerstone of our Teacher-Scholar program, which introduces middle and high school science teachers in NYC to cutting-edge brain science for the duration of a school year. Using the lectures as case studies, the teachers participate in workshops and create a lesson plan each semester that brings neuroscience back to their classrooms. Teachers who complete the program emerge with greater knowledge of neuroscience, a deeper understanding of the scientific process and a toolbox of concrete ways to implement their knowledge in the classroom.
Applications to the 2018-2019 Teacher-Scholar program are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
These programs are made possible with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
October 11, 2016
October 13, 2016
Columbia University’s David Goldstein, PhD, a pioneer in genetics and precision medicine, discussed developing targeted treatments that have fundamentally improved the lives of patients living with devastating brain diseases.
Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain
How stereotypes affect how we live, work, play, and pray
New insights into Traumatic Brain Injury
A talk with Dr. Eric Kandel, MD
I came upon the Teacher-Scholar Program and it was exactly the type of professional development I needed. Unlike other professional development programs the Teacher-Scholar programs brings in real scientists and the scientific community. I have invited my students to all of the Columbia Lectures and they love the opportunity to be a part of a larger scientific community. The support and ideas I have gained from this program directly effects my curriculum planning and has helped push my lessons to be more exciting and more rigorous.