In the beginning The Mind Project focussed most of its attention on the development of curriculum modules and student research projects in the cognitive and learning sciences and for students at the college level. Today, we are broadening our focus, both in the content we provide and in the audience that we hope to reach.
While our passionate commitment to exploring the science of the mind and brain (and its moral and social implications) is undiminished, we are now committed to broadening our scope to include a wide range of cutting edge developments in science, math, and technology and we are committed to taking these explorations to a younger audience (in particular, middle school and high school students).
Our primary partner in this new venture is the SEPA program, from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) which is a branch of National Institutes of Health (NIH). The SEPA provides five years of funding support for our K-12 Initiative.
We are creating half a dozen immersive virtual experiences that will introduce students to recent developments in medical science. Our first two virtual labs are "Virtual Neuroscience Lab #1: Cocaine Study" and "Virtual Stroke Lab." Information about these labs can be found here:
PLEASE VISIT OUR VIRTUAL LABS
Teacher Workshops: Please let us know if you are interested in piloting one of our first two virtual labs in a high school biology or health class or in a middle school science class. Our next workshop will be in the summer of 2009.
Joining The Mind Project Team. If you are a teacher or administrator and would like to team with us in the development, piloting, and dissemination of this new curriculum, if you would like to involve your students in exciting "student research projects", or if you have your own vision for how collaboration with The Mind Project might benefit your students -- please contact us at mindsupATilstu.edu.
To find all of the K-12 resources we have available to inspire your students and to support your teaching efforts, go to the TEACHERS links:
To learn more about The Mind Project's K-12 Initiative email us at our teacher support email address: mindsupATilstu.edu.