Last meeting of the semester – Thanksgiving Potluck! Tues 11/20 @4:30pm in Room 439


Join us for the last meeting of the semester! We will be having a Thanksgiving-themed potluck. To help with exams, there will also be some STEM tutors on hand to answer your questions and free scantrons will be given out. If you can’t bring food, you’re still invited. However, if you can bring a savory dish or dessert to share with everyone – we would really appreciate it! Either way, RSVP at the following link:

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Science Club Meeting – Whittier College STEM Program @4:30pm in Room 439

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Ever wonder how the STEM program at a liberal arts college compares to that of a UC or CS? Admissions Director of Admission from Whittier College, David Laine, will be here to talk about their program and admissions process. Oh yeah, and there will be donuts too.

Speaker: Dr. Marcelo A. Wood – Thur 10/25 @4:00pm (UCI)

Beyond Your Genes: Biology of Addiction

marceloThe human brain is simply amazing. Understanding how the 86 billion neurons work in our brain is not simple. Those neurons control your body, your actions, and your memories by communicating with one another. In the past decade or so, a new master regulator of neuronal communication has been discovered. Professor Wood will discuss the role of this master regulator in the young brain, how it becomes impaired in the aging brain, and how it is hijacked by drugs of abuse in the addicted brain. He will also discuss how knowledge of this master regulator is leading to the development of new therapeutics for brain disorders.

Marcelo A. Wood, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Chair and Professor
Neurobiology and Behavior

4:00pm at Crystal Cove Auditorium, UCI Student Center

Reserve your spot here!
The event is open to the public and the UCI campus community.
Parking is available for $10 per vehicle at the UCI Student Center Parking Structure.