Day: April 2, 2013

Outreach and Teacher Education at World Water Day

WWD 2013 ChaddeThe Center for Water & Society World Water Day poster competition was held at the Great Lakes Research Center on Thursday March 21, 2013. In addition to the student posters, there were presentations by faculty on research and by Joan Chadde on outreach and teacher education with the Western UP Center for Science, Math & Environmental Education.

She discussed the Summer Institutes for Teachers, the Great Lakes Research Center Environmental Education teaching lab, the first ever Lake Superior Water Festival from October, and the upcoming 10th Biennial Lake Superior Youth Symposium in May 2013.

Neuroplasticity in the Motor System: Building a Bridge from Basic Science to the Clinic

CLS and KIP Presentation

The Departments of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology will host Alissa Fourkas on Tuesday, April 2, from 2:05 to 2:55 p.m., in Rekhi G05. Fourkas will provide a Research Presentation, “Neuroplasticity in the Motor System: Building a Bridge from Basic Science to the Clinic.” Fourkas, who earned her PhD in Health and Exercise Sciences from the University of Wales at Bangor, United Kingdom, is currently a researcher at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and serves as an adjunct faculty at Marymount University. Fourkas’ primary research interest is to study the neural mechanisms underlying motor imagery and action execution in an effort to develop useable and effective motor imagery paradigms to enhance motor learning and control in healthy and injured persons.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Susan Amato-Henderson at

From Tech Today.