Exploring STEM at UWinnipeg

On February 4th, a keen group of grade 11 and 12 students from Nelson McIntyre Collegiate visited the Psychology Department as part of the school’s Week without Walls incentive. The students were interested in exploring STEM careers in psychology and neuroscience. The students toured several departmental labs, and observed and learned about EEG (electroencephalogram ) in Dr. Amy Desroches’ Development of Reading and Language Lab (with the assistance of research assistants, Kristin Kozera from UW and Evan Forest  from U of M), eye-tracking in Dr. Friesen’s Motivation, Ideology, and Inequality Lab, virtual reality in Dr. Bolster’s lab, and eye startle response in Dr. Williams’ lab. We hope that we will see some of these Nelson McIntyre students in the future–as UWinnipeg students in Psychology or Biopsychology!