Backyard Brains’ Gage visits ECISD

White House Champion of Change Dr. Greg Gage will be in ECISD classrooms today and was also here Thursday.

Electrical engineer, neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and TED speaker, Gage is a speaker and teacher. His company, Backyard Brains, endeavors to make “Neuroscience for Everyone!”

He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Michigan. Gage is a really fun, down-to-earth educator whose passion is K-12 STEM.

Gage will be on ECISD campuses both days leading workshops for teachers and students to learn together, offering hands-on learning, and delivering TED-style presentations for students. Gage will be at the Odessa High School Performing Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. During that time, four separate sessions for students from 37 campuses will be presented. He begins with a TED-style talk before engaging kids with hands-on activities including electrophysiology (reading brain signals).