Gwen Williams Prize 2009–2010 Recipient

Neuroscience Initiative

Matthew Schmolesky, Psychology

The Neuroscience Initiative project is designed to explore the creation of an interdepartmental neuroscience minor at Weber State, which, if successful, could be followed by a neuroscience major and/or program. Project members will formally assess WSU student and faculty interest in neuroscience, complete an Introduction to Neuroscience course proposal, draft a neuroscience minor curriculum, organize a WSU Neuroscience Seminar Series and assess external funding opportunities for collaborative neuroscience research on campus. The group will also establish community partnerships (e.g. with local hospital and industry leaders) on neuroscience education and research.