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02/25/2009: "SSI School Speaker Series"


The ”Spring Street International School Discovery Speaker Series” will feature Dennis Willows as the guest speaker. Dr. Willows is a Neuroscientist and Research Biologist and the Former Director of F.H. Labs. Time & Place: Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Friday Harbor House in the San Juan Conference Room

The Discovery Speaker Series is an ongoing monthly exploration into the lives of those who have achieved great things. Student interviews and an open public forum for questions about what they did, how they did it, and what they might do differently next time.


Admission is free and all interested island students and adults are cordially invited!
After getting a Yale University degree in Physics, and a PhD in Neuroscience at University of Oregon, Dennis focused his research lab on how brain cells interconnect and communicate chemically, to generate coherent patterns of electrical/chemical activity that drive behavior.

After a stint as Director of the Neurobiology Program at U.S. National Science Foundation in Washington DC, and later as National Institutes of Health-Jacob Javits Scholar, he gained a sense of the roles of the federal government in support of research in the United States. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a William Hoar Lectureship (University of British Columbia), and is a University of Oregon Distinguished Alumnus.
Dr. Willows will be Interviewed by:

Grant Schwinge Spring Street International School, grade 12
Robin Lohrey Spring Street International School, grade 10
Austin Scheffer Friday Harbor High School, grade 12

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