The second Biennial Science of Learning Institute Symposium and 4th Annual Gateway Sciences Initiative Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences Symposium will be held January 11-12, 2016. Distinguished scientists and practitioners will highlight cutting-edge research on learning (including approaches from neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, computer science, engineering, and education) and pioneering pedagogical innovations.
Science of Learning Symposium Videos: Click here to view the Day 1 presentations.
Program: See below for a list of speakers and click here to view our program.
Day 1: Science of Learning Symposium January 11, 2016
- Richard Huganir - Professor and Director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience; Director of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute; and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute, Johns Hopkins University
- Alan Yuille - Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
- Ed Connor - Professor of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience; Director of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University
- Elissa Newport - Professor of Neurology; Director of the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery, Georgetown University
- Katherine Kinzler - Associate Professor of Psychology; Associate Professor of Human Development, Cornell University
- Jason Eisner - Professor of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
- Bruce McCandliss - Professor of the Graduate School of Education; Department of Psychology; and Stanford Neuroscience Institute, Stanford University
- Brenda Rapp - Chair and Professor of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University
- Jonathan Plucker - Julian C. Stanley Endowed Professor of Talent Development, Johns Hopkins University
Day 2: Gateway Sciences Initiative Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the Sciences Symposium January 12, 2016
- David Asai, Director of Precollege and Undergraduate Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Melanie Cooper, Lappan-Phillips Chair of Science Education, Michigan State University
- Eileen Haase, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
- Robert Leheny, Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University
- Steven Luck, Professor and Director, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California Davis
- Tyrel McQueen, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
- Sheri Sheppard, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University