NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2008 Contact: Luke Frank, Media Relations Manager 505/272-3679; cell 505/907-9525 Dolores Gonzalez, Director of External Affairs 505/925-4747; cell 505/259-9736 SCORE - Scientific Collaboration On Research in Education ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Albuquerque’s Mind Research Network (MRN) and NM MESA (New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) announce plans for their spring 2009 SCORE New Mexico Educator Training Series, a popular program that debuted in spring 2008. SCORE (a Scientific Collaboration on Research in Education) is a free, three-part professional development series that shares practical neuroscience and learning discoveries with New Mexico educators who can incorporate them into the classroom.
  • SCORE Session I – Thursday, February 19, 6-8 p.m. Includes an MRN tour, introduction to the Mind and MESA. Presentation and discussion: Effects of Substance Abuse on the Brain
  • SCORE Session II – Thursday, March 19, 6-8 p.m. Presentation and discussion: Learning Disorders
  • SCORE Session III – Thursday, April 16, 6-8 p.m. Presentation and discussion: Brain-Based Learning – Fact or Fiction.
Mike Weisend, Ph.D., director of the MEG Core at MRN is SCORE’s lead presenter. Weisend earned his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at UNM in 1997 and trained as a clinical neurophysiologist at the Veteran’s Administration in Albuquerque. Other experts will join Weisend for each session. All three sessions will be held in one of the most advanced neuroscience facilities in the world, the Mind Research Network, 1101 Yale NE on UNM North Campus. Attendees will be encouraged to discuss educator challenges and successes with peers in attendance and presenters. -MORE- SCORE – 1stand only add The seminars are free, but registration deadline is February 13. Space is limited to 50 total attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis. Interested individuals can register via NM MESA’s website atwww.nmmesa.orgor contacting Julie Cervantes at 505/366-2510 orjcervantes@nmmesa.org. The Mind Research Network is a nucleus of preeminent neuroscientists who are dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders. MRN integrates state-of-the-art imaging, modern genetics capabilities and progressive informatics processes in its translational research efforts. For information on the Mind Research Network, please call 505/272-5028 or visitwww.mrn.org. New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement (NM MESA) Inc., a non-profit organization, promotes educational enrichment for middle and high school students from historically under-represented ethnic groups. NM MESA, in partnership with schools and universities,prepares these pre-college students for collegeand careersin mathematics, engineering, science and related fields.For more information on NM MESA, please call 505/366-2500, toll-free 800/544-2617, or visitwww.nmmesa.org.