Congratulations to UW Bioengineering’s Eric Chudler and his team at the University of Washington on winning a 2017 Northwest Regional Emmy Award for the program, “BrainWorks: Exercise and the Brain.” Winners were announced June 3 at the Emmy® Awards Presentation at Fremont Studios in Seattle.

The UWTV program, developed and hosted by Dr. Chudler, research associate professor, won in the Science and Health – Program/Special category. The winning episode discusses the benefits of exercise on the brain and learning, and is part of the BrainWorks series, which takes viewers on a journey inside the human brain, and aims to educate children about the wonders of neuroscience. Dr. Chudler was executive producer for the episode, along with Cara Podenski, co-executive producer, and Lionel Flynn, director.

Dr. Chudler is also executive director of the UW 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, including local events for Brain Awareness Week. He is also co-author of the recently published “Brain Bytes: Quick Answers to Quirky Questions About the Brain.”

Watch the winning episode below!