Neuroscience for kids wins Science and Technology Web Award
Neuroscience for Kids, a Web site established and maintained by Eric Chudler of the Department of Anesthesiology, is one of the 50 sites selected for Scientific American magazine's Science and Technology Web Awards 2004. The awards are divided into 10 categories, with Neuroscience for Kids winning in the Science for Kids category.
Chudler established the site in 1997 and has maintained it with support from a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health. The site is at http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Over the past year, Chudler, who is a research associate professor of anesthesiology, has been working with the UW TechTransfer's Digital Ventures to license aspects of the site for other purposes, such as print or audio-visual content. The site has been licensed to the Research Center of Learning Science in Nanking, the People's Republic of China, for translation of the site into Chinese and production of a book in Chinese. The center will distribute the book for free in China.
Chudler is working on a book to be published in 2005 or 2006. He is also looking for long-term support for the site, because the Science Education Partnership Award will run out next year.