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Explore Charter School students explore the human brain at Lycoming College

Explore Charter School students explore the human brain at Lycoming College

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Students from the Explore Charter School in Brooklyn, N.Y., explored the human brain at Lycoming College Friday, Nov. 1. Rebecca Gilbertson, Ph.D., Lycoming assistant professor of psychology, Mary Morrison, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, and their students led two lively interactive laboratory sessions. The Explore students learned about the functions of different parts of the brain, constructed paper brain caps and handled and examined two real human brains.

Explore teacher Lisa Mody, a former language instructor at Lycoming, said, “I want to extend a huge thank you to the people in the science department who took part in making the experience so meaningful for the students. The brain is always the highlight of the trip and motivates students in science class throughout the rest of the year and into the future.”

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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