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ASU Student Heads to Germany

May 13, 2013

Joshua T. McGuire, a junior in Angelo State University’s Honors Program, has been selected to attend the College of Charleston’s Neuroscience Seminar in Germany this summer.

A biochemistry major and aspiring neurosurgeon, McGuire is one of only eight students chosen from throughout the U.S. and Canada to attend the seminar, which is a collaborative effort between the College of Charleston, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich and Charité Medical University in Berlin.  McGuire will study in Berlin May 22-June 5, and then continue in Munich June 5-18.

While in Germany, McGuire will study seminal publications by leading German neuroscientists, visit multiple laboratories, observe high-level neuroscience research and write reflective journal articles.  He will also attend research seminars led by key scientists, view the latest medical imaging techniques and conduct field work at the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology near Starnberg, Germany.

McGuire’s trip to Germany for the seminar is being funded by ASU’s Alvin and Patricia New Honors Program Enhancement Fund, which was created in 2008 through a $250,000 donation to the ASU Honors Program by San Angelo Mayor Alvin New and his wife, Patricia, who are both ASU alumni.

FUN is an international organization focused on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level.  Its members and supporters include businesses and organizations; private liberal arts colleges; state and research university departments and programs; and individual faculty and students, all sharing a common interest in undergraduate neuroscience.  More information on FUN is available online at www.funfaculty.org/drupal/.

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