Brains at Play: What Do We Know?

Playing is fun. Playing is good. Whether by oneself or with a group, on a screen or on a board, we all like to play. Why so? Jaak Panksepp, a scientist who has dedicated himself to researching on brains at play, developed a hypothesis: Play is how we learn the rules of being social. Through playing, we learn what others like Read More …

2017 Neubauer International Summer Scholars

The University of Chicago hosts the 2017 Neubauer International Summer Scholars for high school students from Brazil, Mexico, and Vietnam. The program provides full-bright scholarships, sponsored by the Neubauer family, for talented high school students to UChicago to get an early taste of an exceptional university experience by taking college-level classes and living on campus. Students selected will participate in one of our Summer Read More …

Tracks on The Ocean Foam

When we close our eyes and imagine success, what do we see? Usually being the best out of the bunch, being praised, or in my case, winning the competition of E2’s marshmallow challenge with my team, in which all E2 employees divide ourselves into 5 different teams (mine is the team consists of three members who played this game before, Read More …

Making An Unfamiliar Language Personal

There’s a strong focus on creating a passion for lifelong learning, but how is the passion created? Initially it might seem like we can brainwash a group of kids into loving classical literature, but, unfortunately, this isn’t possible! Often, when students don’t like a certain subject, it could be because they have only been taught in a certain way: when Read More …