Brain-Enhancing Drugs at School: Smart or Not?
Thursday, May 12| 7:00 p.m.
How should schools deal with the growing use of brain-enhancing drugs? More and more students with no medical need for these drugs are starting to use them to increase their focus and do better in school. Should schools crack down on those who are found to be using the drugs or try to even the playing field by providing them to all students? Learn about the effects of these cognitive enhancers and how students are using them at this interactive forum. Consider the complexities and tradeoffs of potential solutions and share your perspective. Refreshments available starting at 6:30 pm.
Advance registration begins at 9:00 am, Thursday, April 28 (Tuesday, April 26 for Museum members).
This program is free thanks to the generosity of the Lowell Institute.
One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Its 10,000-square-foot Hall of Human Life draws on the latest discoveries in the life sciences to engage visitors in their own biology and health. Other highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Butterfly Garden and 4-D Theater. Reaching over 20,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. Its National Center for Technological Literacy®’s engineering curricula have reached an estimated 79,200 teachers and 6.9 million students nationwide. Visit mos.org. Follow the Museum of Science on Twitter at @MuseumOfScience or Facebook at www.facebook.com/museumofscience.
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