Spring 2018 Newsletter
Discovering the Brain
WSU students engage in community outreach for Brain Awareness Week
As many as 60 Weber State University students dedicated their spring break to community outreach during Brain Awareness Week, hosted by the WSU Neuroscience Program, March 7-11.
In total, these volunteers visited 17 schools across Northern Utah. They gave 51 presentations and reached nearly 1,400 students ranging from preschool to high school. Volunteers teamed up to give 30-minute presentations followed by interactive, brain-related activities aimed at piquing students’ interest in STEM fields. These activities included testing taste perception using skittles, playing with concussion goggles and showing students dissected sheep brains.
Headed to the Capitol
Two WSU students selected for top internships in D.C.
Two of the three student internship positions allotted by U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop’s office will be filled by Weber State University students this summer. The Olene S. Walker Institute of Politics & Public Service will send Dillan Hancey, a junior and political science major, and Kassidy Gibson, a junior and health administrative services major, to the congressman’s office in Washington, D.C., for three months, starting in May 2018.
For Hancey, this will be his first time in Washington.
“I’ve never been to D.C., or had the opportunity for political involvement in this way, so I’m really excited,” Hancey said. “I’m hoping to learn more about how the government works, more about how Washington runs, and to see how our country is really established in that area.”
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WSU professors invited to ethics conference in Kuwait
After an impromptu, three-hour interview on a popular Kuwaiti radio show, Drs. Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene were asked to choose music for the show’s “Disco Day” rewind.
“They had us pick all the songs,” Greene recalled. “At 3 p.m., they played the call to prayer and everyone got down on their mats to pray. It was really beautiful. As soon as the prayer was over, they started our playlist. It was fun, but what was incredible was the time we had to discuss ethics, corruption, moral decision making, moral problem solving and more,” Greene said.
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