Undergraduate Brain Awareness Travel Award Winner Announced
Ashleigh Gonzales, an undergraduate student from Arizona State University, won the Undergraduate Brain Awareness Travel Award. She received a $750 travel stipend and free registration to Neuroscience 2013.
Ashleigh received this honor for her work on a project called 3D-IMAGINE, which seeks to make STEM fields more accessible to the visually impaired. With 3D-IMAGINE, visually impaired students can physically visualize images and improve their understanding of STEM concepts. To read more about Ashleigh's project, you can read her abstract online.
About the award:
SfN and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) cosponsor a travel award to honor an outstanding undergraduate student active in neuroscience education and outreach. Applicants are evaulated on:
- The importance, quality, and originality of the outreach project
- The student’s contribution to the outreach project
- The candidate’s potential as a scientist or a science educator