This grant supported the sponsorship of the Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellowship, an emerging thought leader to develop new, evidence-based models for bidirectional public engagement on emerging neuroethics issues.
A grant to Arizona State University supported the Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellowship, which sponsored an emerging thought leader to develop new models for bidirectional public engagement on emerging neuroethics issues. The National Informal STEM Education (NISE) Network, whose hub is at Arizona State University, served as the host organization for the Barbara Gill Civic Science Fellow. The Foundation’s support advanced “Changing Brains,” an evolving project of the NISE Network to empower public and professional audiences to experience, talk about, and reflect on personal, community, and societal connections to advancing brain research and related technologies. The outcomes of this project include the creation of a new, evidence-based collection of public engagement and professional development resources about the brain, neuroscience, and neuroethics. The work also included testing and evaluation of these models at different sites in the United States, and dissemination of tools and findings to the science public engagement community.