Marian University will host a conference this weekend focusing on how educators can boost student learning through neuroscience principles. The school says the “Engage Your Brain” event will feature presentations on how biological processes affect education.

October 29, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Marian University will host an Educational Neuroscience Conference Nov. 1-2 at its campus on Indianapolis' west side. The conference, titled “Engage your Brain,” is designed for K-12 teachers, principals, and administrators who are interested in learning more about how they can improve student learning through neuroscience principles.

Educational neuroscience is an emerging scientific field that brings together researchers in cognitive neuroscience, developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, educational technology, education theory and other related disciplines to explore the interactions between biological processes and education. The aim of educational neuroscience is to generate basic and applied research that will provide a new transdisciplinary account of learning and teaching, which is capable of informing education.

This is the third consecutive year that Marian University will host its Neuroscience Conference. This year, the conference will feature nationally renowned speakers Judy Wills, Maryanne Wolfe, Terry Small and Michael McKnight.

Registration for the conference is $75, and can be completed online at Attendees can earn PGP and CEU credits.

About Marian University Indianapolis

Marian University (, founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of more than 2,600 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.

Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 22 national championships in cycling and in 2012 won the NAIA Football Championship.

Source: Marian University

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