2012 Volume 11 Issue 1

2012 Volume 11 Issue : 1 and Special Section: FUN Workshop Papers

Special Section: 2011 FUN Workshop Papers


Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action
Presentation to Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, July 2011
by MLS Ledbetter

Identifying and Using ‘Core Competencies’ to Help Design and Assess Undergraduate Neuroscience Curricula
by M Kerchner, JC Hardwick & JE Thornton
Supplementary Material

Working with your Administration to Garner Support for Neuroscience Programs
by CG Reiness

External Reviews, Internal Influences: Consultations and the Undergraduate Neuroscience Curriculum
by EP Wiertelak

Cultivating Diversity and Competency in STEM: Challenges and Remedies for Removing Virtual Barriers to Constructing Diverse Higher Education Communities of Success
by JA Whittaker & BL Montgomery

OPINION: Diversity in Neuroscience. We Know the Problem. Are We Really Still Debating the Solutions?
by NY Weekes

The Intentional Mentor: Effective Mentorship of Undergraduate Science Students
by JJ Ramirez

Classroom Activities: Simple Strategies to Incorporate Student-Centered Activities within Undergraduate Science Lectures
by B Lom

Creating Cross-disciplinary Courses
by ER Reynolds

Accelerated Integrated Science Sequence: An Interdisciplinary Introductory Course for Science Majors
by NH Copp, K Black & S Gould

Collaborative Online Writing Assignments to Foster Active Learning
by RF Olivo

Service Learning in Neuroscience Courses
by KS Mead & S Kennedy

The Value of Partnerships in Science Education: A Win-Win Situation
by S de Lacalla & A Petruso

Neuroscience Study Abroad: Developing a Short-Term Summer Course
by MG Ruscio & C Korey

Shared Innovations in Education: Writing and Reviewing for the Undergraduate Neuroscience Community
by EP Wiertelak & GL Dunbar

Planning and Designing Spaces for the Sciences
by DA Weldon

Teaching Neuroinformatics with an Emphasis on Quantitative Locus Analysis
by W Grisham, CA Korey, NA Schottler, LB McCauley & J Beatty

Exploring Sensory Neuroscience Through Experience and Experiment
by RA Wyttenbach

A Structured-Inquiry Approach to Teaching Neurophysiology Using Computer Simulation
by KM Crisp

The Fundamentals of Flying: Simple and Inexpensive Strategies for Employing Drosophila Genetics in Neuroscience Teaching Laboratories
by SR Pulver & J Berni

Electroretinograms in Drosophila: A Robust and Genetically Accessible Electrophysiological System for the Undergraduate Laboratory
by I Vilinsky & KG Johnson

Classic Clinical Technique Adapted to Demonstrate Autonomic Nervous System Physiology in an Undergraduate Laboratory Course
by W Colgan III

The Homemade Alternative: Teaching Human Neurophysiology with Instrumentation Made (Almost) from Scratch
by S Hauptman, K Du Bois & BR Johnson

2012 Volume 10 Issue 2

2012 Volume 10 : Issue 2

2011 Volume 10 Issue 1

2011 Volume 10 : Issue 1

2011 Volume 9 Issue 2

2011 Volume 9 : Issue 2

2010 Volume 9 Issue 1

2010 Volume 9 : Issue 1

2010 Volume 8 Issue 2

2010 Volume 8 : Issue 2

2009 Volume 8 : Issue 1

2009 Volume 8 : Issue 1 (Special Issue)

Special Issue

Introduction to Papers from the FUN 2008 Macalester Workshops
Proceedings of the 2008 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Workshops at
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, July 17 to July 20, 2008
By Bruce R. Johnson, Mary E. Harrington, and Eric P. Wiertelak

Jeanne Narum: A Lifetime of Achievement
By Julio J. Ramirez and Eric P. Wiertelak

Sex, Gender, and the Brain: A Non-Majors Course Linking Neuroscience and Women’s Studies
By Kristina S. Mead

Vision and Art: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Neuroscience Education
By Rosa Lafer-Sousa and Bevil R. Conway

Building Neural Networks Within the Academy: Connecting Neuroscience to Other Disciplines
By Lawrence J. Wichlinski

A Self-Study Tutorial using the Allen Brain Explorer and Brain Atlas to Teach Concepts of Mammalian Neuroanatomy and Brain Function
By Bruce G. Jenks

Modular Digital Course in Undergraduate Neuroscience Education (MDCUNE): A Website Offering Free Digital Tools for Neuroscience Educators
By William Grisham

Teaching Neurophysiology to Undergraduates using Neurons in Action
By Ann E. Stuart

Developing a Project-Oriented Introduction to Neuroscience Lab at Hope College
By Leah A. Chase and Christopher C. Barney

Teaching Laboratory Neuroscience at Bowdoin: The Laboratory Instructor Perspective
By Stephen Hauptman and Nancy Curtis

g-PRIME: A Free, Windows Based Data Acquisition and Event Analysis Software Package for Physiology in Classrooms and Research Labs
By Gus K. Lott III, Bruce R. Johnson, Robert H. Bonow, Bruce R. Land, and Ronald R. Hoy

Teaching Undergraduate Neuroscience in the Digital Age
By Christopher A. Korey

Higher Education and the Society for Neuroscience: a website proposal that helped catalyze a change in policy.
By Richard F. Olivo

Brain Awareness Week and Beyond: Encouraging the Next Generation
By Colleen D. McNerney, Eun-Joo Chang, and Nicholas C. Spitzer

New(er) Kids on the Block – Voices of Junior FUN Faculty
By Shelly D. Dickinson

SOMAS-URM: The Evolution of a Mentoring and Summer Research Program
By Julio J. Ramirez and Scott Tonidandel

Facilities Planning for the Neuroscience Curriculum at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College’s Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
By Gary M. Muir and David G.L. Van Wylen

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education: History, Challenges, and Future Developments
By Gary L. Dunbar, Barbara Lom, William Grisham, and Julio J. Ramirez

Establishing a New Paradigm for Diversity: A Case for Restructuring the Academic Training Environment
By Joseph A. Whittaker and Timothy A. Akers

2009 Volume 7 Issue 2

2009 Volume 7 : Issue 2

Media Reviews

Media Review: Dissection of the Human Brain
Reviewed by Douglas A. Weldon

2008 Volume 7 Issue 1

2008 Volume 7 : Issue 1


Lessons in Hope
by Gary Dunbar

2008 Volume 6 Issue 2

2008 Volume 6 : Issue 2


Media Reviews

Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 6th Edition
by Bryan Kolb and Ian Q. Whishaw
reviewed by Gina A. Mollet

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