Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2016 - (Page 46)

mark your calendar JUNE 10 JULY 1 North American Envirothon-Teams of students in grades 9-12 demonstrate their knowledge of the environment during a five-day competition, held this year in Ontario. 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program-Teams of students ages 14-19 evaluate wildlife-related subjects and write rural and urban wildlife management plans. Students ages 8-13 can participate at the state level only. JUNE 13 NCTE Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines-Judges evaluate and Ocean Awareness Student Contest-Middle and high school students explore the connection between human activities and ocean health and express their findings through art, poetry, prose, or film. JUNE 15 Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People-Young people from around the world submit an essay on an annual theme (2016: Education to Build a Better Future for All), expressing their vision for the future and including examples of studies they would like to engage in. english/activities/programs/1601.html JUNE 16 Brain Awareness Video Contest-Students of any age work with a member of the Society for Neuroscience to produce an educational video explaining a neuroscience concept. JUNE 17 TIME for Kids Kid Reporter Talent Search-Students ages 14 and under apply for the opportunity to report local and regional news stories for TIME For Kids magazine and IER /MARCOJAV ISTOCK.COM with these June-September deadlines for selected academic competitions. View websites for competition format, dates, and fees. rank submissions of middle and high school literary magazines. JULY 8 SEPTEMBER 9 Creative Minds Imagine Poetry Contest-Students in two age categories submit up to three poems of 30 lines or less. contest/creativeminds.html Japan Media Festival-Amateurs and professionals submit work such as interactive art, video, websites, games, animation, and comics. en.php# JULY 15 SEPTEMBER 15 The White House Student Film Festival-Students in grades K-12 submit a short film on the theme "The World I Want to Live In." National Junior Horticultural Association Environmental Awareness Project-Individuals AUGUST 20 or groups of students ages 15-18 submit a written report about a project they've completed to improve the environment. Torrance Legacy Creative Writing Awards-Students in grades 2-12 submit their best poetry, short story, visual art, music composition, or description of their invention. AUGUST 31 FIRST Tech Challenge-Teams of students in grades 7-12 design, build, and program autonomous robots on a theme (2015-16: FIRST RES-Q, modeled after rescue situations faced by mountain explorers). SEPTEMBER 20 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology-As individuals or as members of two- or three-person teams, high school students submit research projects in one of 24 categories. SOLUTION "When an animal encounters a problem in the wild, they do not always have time to slowly figure out a solution through trial and error. One mistake can mean death. Hence animals need to make inferences-fast." -Brian Hare [and Vanessa Woods], The Genius of Dogs 46 imagine May/June 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2016

Big Picture
In My Own Words Karl Deisseroth, Professor of Bioengineering and of Psychiatry, Stanford University
Mind Brain Philosophy and neuroscience at CTY
A Meeting of the Minds at the National Brain Bee
Mind over Matter Overcoming communication barriers via technology
A Fish of a Different Color My neuroscience internship
Immersed in Brain Science Summer research at Rockefeller University
Brain Training Four graduate students share their research
Prime Time for Brain Science Exciting new findings, from brain maps to mindfulness
Making the Connection Teaching kids about mind, media, and health
Selected Opportunities and Resources
Pitch Perfect The lure of rugby
My Stress-Free Adventure Scuba, sailing, and discovery
Off the Shelf Review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant
Word Wise
Exploring Career Options Interview with neuropsychologist

Lisa Jacobson

One Step Ahead Ten commandments for college success
Planning Ahead for College Can your dream school become a reality?
Students Review New York University
Creative Minds Imagine Fiction contest winners
Mark Your Calendar
Knossos Games
Mind + Brain Philosophy and neuroscience at CTY

Imagine Magazine - Johns Hopkins - May/June 2016