To start the new year, we have a series of feature-length Science Savvys lined up. As a final assignment, students in Developmental Neurobiology wrote feature-length articles about recent developmental neuroscience papers. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to read some of the best ones here. Some pieces continue our focus on the developing eye whereas others examine brain or spinal cord development. All of them provide a unique and (hopefully) accessible perspective on the state of current developmental neuroscience.