Mike’s responsibilities at YYGS include directing the expansion of the three new STEM programs (Applied Science & Engineering, Biological & Biomedical Science, and Sustainability, Energy & Environment). His lectures in these sessions will focus on how the process of science differs from the product, and how scientific thinking can be applied across disciplines.
Michael (Mike) Honsberger is the STEM project manager and lecturer for the Yale Young Global Scholars. Mike received his Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Applied Cognitive Science from the University of Guelph before being awarded his Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from McGill University. He then conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. His research focused on mechanisms of memory destabilization and applications of these mechanisms in psychopathologies characterized by pathological memory including PTSD, addiction and schizophrenia. Prior to his current position, Mike was a Yale Summer Session instructor and adjunct professor of Psychology at Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State University.