The Rockefeller University’s Parents & Science Initiative 2011-12 Program

by NYC Firm Schools on October 30, 2011

The Rockefeller University’s Parents & Science initiative (launched in 2007) is a terrific opportunity for NYC parents to learn more about the ways in which scientific and psychological research is impacting how we care and nurture our children, from birth through adolescence.

Here is are the 3 lectures for 2011-2 Program:

  • Fall Evening Program
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    The Dynamic Childhood Brain: Preparing for a Lifetime

    Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D.
    Frederick P. Rose Professor
    Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology
    The Rockefeller University

  • Winter Evening Program
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Science 101 for Parents
    The Biology of Sensory Perception: How Children Discover the World

    A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.
    F.M. Kirby Professor
    Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience
    The Rockefeller University

  • Spring Evening Program
    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Cultures Count

    Richard E. Nisbett, Ph.D.
    Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor
    Co-Director, Culture and Cognition Program
    The University of Michigan

    With Panelists:
    Bruce McEwen, Ph.D.
    Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
    Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology
    The Rockefeller University

    Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
    Professor and Head, Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair
    President, The Rockefeller University

A bit more about the Parents & Science initiative:

“Parents & Science participants:

* Meet leading scientists and learn about emerging discoveries and biomedical breakthroughs that are improving the health and well-being of children
* Increase their scientific literacy, enabling them to talk more knowledgeably about scientific issues and play a more active role in their children’s education
* Engage in an intellectual and social exchange with other parents who share an interest in science and biomedicine

The Parents & Science initiative:

* Fosters a dialogue between scientists, medical practitioners, and parents about child and adolescent health and development
* Builds bridges between the University and New York City area schools and parents, promoting scientific literacy and education at all levels”

All events take place at:

The Rockefeller University in Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall
1230 York Avenue at East 66th Street

Admission is complimentary; Advance registration is required.

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