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This crowdfunding effort marks the final stage of our campaign to honor the legacy of Bill Henningsgaard by naming the new I-LABS brain studio in his honor.

Bill Henningsgaard first introduced me to the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences.  We subsequently served together on the Advisory Board that he created.  Bill was passionate about the implications of I-LABS research for the well-being of children.  I-LABS would not be where it is today without Bill's vision, determination and strategic direction.  The Henningsgaard Brain Studio will enable scientific collaboration which will significantly advance our understanding of the mechanisms and processes for early childhood learning and brain development. The Brain Studio will stand as a testament to Bill's dedication to making a difference for all children.

I hope that you will join me in honoring the memory of Bill Henningsgaard by supporting the Henningsgaard Brain Studio at I-LABS.

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We are excited to raise funds in the final weeks to name the Bill Henningsgaard Brain Studio and support The Ready Mind Project!

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Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)
I-LABS is the world’s leading interdisciplinary center dedicated to discovering fundamental principles of human learning. In addition to generating groundbreaking research, I-LABS applies brain-imaging technology to explain learning and human connection, focusing on ages birth to five.

I-LABS' Outreach team, consisting of PhD scientists, translates the latest science of child development and puts it in the hands of those who can put it into practice - parents, educators, caregivers, community leaders, and legislators.




Bill Henningsgaard Brain Studio

I-LABS is renovating an underutilized auditorium in the Portage Bay Building into a state-of-the-art facility for unprecedented scientific collaboration. The 3,000 square foot renovation will include a high-tech Brain Studio featuring a sophisticated video wall, work areas, offices for researchers, and meeting spaces on two levels. 

Essentially, it will complete the dream of combining first-in-the-world brain scans (through MEG and other tools) with groundbreaking brain analysis tools. The result will expand the analysis possibilities for ongoing I-LABS studies in such areas as bilingualism, music/rhythm and the brain, dyslexia and reading readiness, “brain biomarkers” for developmental disorders, social-emotional learning, STEM learning, and influences of cultural stereotypes on early learning. 
 

Impact of Bill Henningsgaard at I-LABS

In 2006, Bill quickly became engaged in Drs. Kuhl and Meltzoff’s vision to impact every child’s ability to reach their full learning potential. Bill worked shoulder-to-shoulder with Drs. Kuhl and Meltzoff to leverage the scientific research of I-LABS, and expand the institute’s reach as a global leader of early childhood learning.

It was Bill who, ten years ago, co-founded the I-LABS Advisory Board, and recruited key community leaders who also held deep interests in early childhood learning. Bill was a key advocate for I-LABS’ successful bid to secure initial grant funding for a magnetoencephalography (MEG) brain-imaging machine. The machine was a game-changer for I-LABS, opening pathways for extraordinary research, and enabling the recruitment of world-class scientists and outreach specialists.

It was also Bill who drove the momentum to build an outreach arm for I-LABS to translate the groundbreaking research into practical, accessible formats, and place it in the hands of caregivers, legislative leaders, and everyday parents from all socio-economic backgrounds.

Without the Advisory Board, I-LABS would not be where it is today. The Brain Studio will honor Bill's legacy.

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"It is rare, perhaps once in a lifetime, that you meet a fellow traveler with a soft heart, a razor-sharp mind and a soul that touches all those lucky enough to know Bill."

– Drs. Andrew Meltzoff & Patricia Kuhl, I-LABS Founding Directors



Questions about your contribution? Contact: Julie Koo, Associate Director of Advancement, I-LABS, juliekoo@uw.edu, 206-685-8098







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