Columbia University’s Nim Tottenham Discusses Childhood Brain Development Oct. 19 at Free COD STEMinar Event
By Mike McKissack
Learn about the relationship between behavior and childhood brain development from Columbia University’s Nim Tottenham at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
The event, part of the College’s STEMinar series, is free and open to the public.
Tottenham will discuss the neurobiology associated with mature emotional behavior in humans and the role that early experiences have on the development of neurobiological connections and subsequent behavior.
A professor of Psychology at Columbia University and Director of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Tottenham is a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, the National Institute of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) Award, and the Developmental Science Early Career Researcher Prize. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University, her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and received postdoctoral training from the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
For more information about this event, contact College of DuPage STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara Spaniol at (630) 942-3021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The STEMinar Series at College of DuPage consists of free talks covering a variety of topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math throughout the fall and spring semesters.
Upcoming STEMinars include “Black Holes” by COD Professor of Astronomy Joe DalSanto at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. This talk, also part of Continuing Education’s Sage Series, is free but requires pre-registration. Please register online or call Continuing Education at (630) 942 2008.
The goal of STEM at College of DuPage is to enhance the quality of STEM instructional and outreach programs and to help current and future students prepare for careers in STEM fields. COD offers a broad range of academic programs designed to provide students with the educational background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in STEM.
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