What can cognitive neuroscience tell us about education? Turns out, a lot.

Hear some of the insights brain scientists have gleaned about how we learn and find out how this new knowledge can be applied in the classroom, all in my newest Science & the City podcast.


Post-doc John Steele, a mentor from NYAS's "Summer Matters" program, teaches kids about DNA transcription.

This summer I spent a few days at Booker T. Washington Middle School on the Upper West Side with a bunch of 12-to-14-year-olds and two post-docs, doing some pretty basic—and surprisingly fun—science experiments. The end results is this podcast, in which I profile the New York Academy of Sciences’ “Summer Matters” STEM* mentoring program. Go on, take a look at—or at least have a listen to—hands-on science education in action.

*STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

UPDATE (8/30): Click here to watch an audio-slideshow of a “DNA-relay” at Booker T.