Nicky Penttila is a freelance writer based in Maryland. She was an editor at Dana Foundation from 2006 until 2023.
Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler Receives 2022 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2022
Interview with Tessa Hirschfeld-Stoler on the rewards of sharing hands-on science with students of all ages.
Randy Blakely Receives 2022 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2022
We chat with Randy Blakey on the satisfactions of mentoring and outreach, paying it forward, and more.
Dana Foundation’s New Focus: Neuroscience and Society
It’s time to reimagine how neuroscience is conducted and used in our day-to-day lives.
Joining Neuroscience with SocietyQ&A with Khara Ramos, Ph.D., Dana Foundation Vice President for Neuroscience & Society
Big data, organoids, and bridging the gap between the public and research scientists are some of the areas of neuroethics Khara Ramos, Ph.D., says to keep an eye on.
Debra Yourick Receives 2021 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2021
Interview with Debra Yourick on using near-peer mentors to help kids get excited about science, and more.
Stephen Macknik Receives 2021 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2021
Interview with Stephen Macknik on storytelling in science, magic, and more.
John Archie Pollock Receives 2020 SfN Science Educator Award
Interview with John Pollock on storytelling in science, the rewards of outreach, apps and other fun for pandemic sharing, and more.
Cristian Zaelzer-Perez Receives 2019 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2019
Interview with Cristian Zaelzer-Perez on his work bringing scientists and artists together to enrich one another.
Stefano Sandrone Receives 2019 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2019
Interview with Stefano Sandrone on how he got started in education, the importance of mentors, and more.
Fumiko Hoeft Receives 2018 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2018
Each year, the Society for Neuroscience recognizes outstanding neuroscientists who have strongly added to public education and awareness about the field.