Iowa Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fair - Public Event
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Organized by:
University of Iowa Neuroscience Graduate Program
National Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fairs Partnership
The Iowa Children's Museum

When: Saturday, March 24, 2001
Where: The Iowa Children's Museum, Coralville, Iowa

Major funding provided by grant number R25-DA13265 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to the National Kids Judge! Neuroscience Fairs Partnership.

All photos were taken by Beth Turner, Graduate Student in the University of Iowa Neuroscience Program. Photos are reprinted here by permission from Beth Turner.

 
Jacquie Kraus, Neurology resident at the University of Iowa Michael Reardon, Neurology resident at the University of Iowa
(22) Jacquie Kraus, Neurology resident at the University of Iowa, helps a young KJ! Neuroscience Fair visitor listen to the sounds of her own heart in "The Hospital" play space at the Iowa Children's Museum. (5) Michael Reardon, Neurology resident at the University of Iowa, demonstrates to young onlookers how to test the ulnar reflex in "The Hospital" play space at the Iowa Children's Museum.

 
Brett Berke, Neuroscience graduate student, and his mother, Eileen Berke issue clipboards and  judging forms. Francisca Flores paints a neuron on Sarah Berke's face.
(6) Brett Berke, graduate student in the University of Iowa Neuroscience Program, and his mother, Eileen Berke, equip a new "judge", and his mother, with clipboards and evaluation forms as they enter the KJ! fair.   (8) Sarah Berke, graduate student in the University of Iowa Neuroscience program and co-organizer of the Iowa KJ! Fairs, is first to have a neuron painted on her face by Francisca Flores, an undergraduate student and member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. 
Francisca Flores (left) and Kristen Martin del Campo paint neurons on little faces. Charlotte Bailey and Jay Granier
(10) Francisca Flores (left) and Kristen Martin del Campo (right), undergraduate students and members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, add some fun to the fair by painting little faces with neurons.  (12) Charlotte Bailey, graduate student in Physical Therapy, demonstrates how nerves use electricity to make muscles move as Jay Granier, graduate student in Speech Pathology and Audiology, looks on from the chair.  
Gunnar Benediktsson explains the relationship between taste and  smell Jacquie Kraus demonstrates the knee jerk reflex
(14) Gunnar Benediktsson, graduate student in English (and husband of neuroscience graduate student, Adrienne Benediktsson, uses apples, potatoes, and onions in the "Grocery Store" to help show the connection between taste and smell.    (15) Jacquie Kraus, Neurology Resident at the University of Iowa, demonstrates to potential physicians how to test the knee jerk reflex during a pretend neurological examination in "The Hospital" at the Iowa Children's Museum.

 
Erica Johnsen, graduate student in Psychology Ian Choe, medical student, and Mary Teresi, Director of Pediatric/Allergy/Pulmonary Clinical Trials
(19) Erica Johnsen, graduate student in Psychology at the University of Iowa, encourages this youngster as he struggles to trace the image of a star while looking in a mirror. It's not that easy to do! (3) Ian Choe, medical student at the University of Iowa, shows a family of "judges" an assortment of skulls including the skulls of a human infant, early and modern man, and various animals.
Mary Teresi, Director of Pediatric/Allergy/Pulmonary Clinical Trials, uses her gloved hands to show the differences in brain anatomy between humans and various species of animals.