BrainWorks, a UWTV program developed and hosted by Eric Chudler, was nominated for a 54th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy® award by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and & Sciences (NATASNW). The episode nominated, Exercise and the Brain, was among four selections for the “Health/Science — Program Special” award. Awardees will be announced at the Emmy® Awards Presentation on June 3 at Fremont Studios.

BrainWorks takes viewers on a journey inside the human brain and aims to educate children about the wonders of neuroscience. Dr. Chudler is a research associate professor of bioengineering and the executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. He is currently working on a collaborative project to develop, evaluate and disseminate a neuroscience curriculum for middle school students that focuses on the neuroactive properties of plants and herbs. He maintains the Neuroscience for Kids website and is active in educational outreach. He is also co-author of the recently published “Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain.”