David H. Hubel Memorial Fund for Undergraduate Neuroscience ResearchThe Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience honors the passing of David H. Hubel with the establishment of this fund to support undergraduate involvement in neuroscience research. Money raised for the fund will be used to:
- Sponsor travel awards for undergraduates to attend the annual SFN meeting.
- Establish a competitive summer research scholarship for undergraduate research?
Option 1: Use the Donate button above to make a donation online.
Option 2: Mail a check payable to the "Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience" with "Hubel Fund" marked in the memo to:
David Jewett, FUN Treasurer
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702
About David H. Hubel David H. Hubel was a giant in the field of neuroscience, a gifted teacher, and a talented musician, a skilled carpenter and craftsman, a devoted husband, and a loving father. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1981 for his groundbreaking collaboration on the visual system with Torsten Wiesel (co-awarded to Roger Sperry). He taught innumerable undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs, and had spent the past five years of his life teaching a freshman seminar at Harvard University. "David was one of the most charming and disarming teachers" remembers friend and collaborator Bevil Conway. "He approached you and the classroom with a familiarity and a gentleness that invited you to learn what was going on." He passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth. He is survived by his sons Paul, Carl, and Eric, and four grandchildren. For more on the life and work of David Hubel see this obituary or his Nobel biography.
Additional information about the fund:
- The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to advancing the interdisciplinary study neuroscience on the undergraduate level. Donations to FUN are tax-deductible. The bylaws for FUN are here.
- FUN is an all volunteer operation. Donations made online incur a 4.7% processing fee (2.5% to CauseVox; 2.2% to PayPal). Except for that fee, however, all donations to the fund will be used exclusively for student travel awards and stipends (donations made by check incur no fee).
- FUN was founded in 1991. It publishes the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, sponsors a national honors society for neuroscience majors, organizes a yearly poster session for undergraduate neuroscience at the annual SFN meeting, sponsors biannual pedagogy of neuroscience workshops, manages an equipment-loan program for undergraduate neuroscience research, organizes travel awards for undergraduate students attending the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, and more.
- Donations to the fund will be used in part to advance and sustain FUN's undergraduate travel award program. A list of past winners is available here.