The Neuroscience Institute has an expansive outreach program. Our faculty, postdocs, and graduate students engage in educational activities that bring the excitement of neuroscience to middle and high school students, as well as undergrads. The Neuroscience Institute also runs programs that help train the next generation of K-12 science teachers.
Our formal programs are:
- The Neuroscience School at Georgia State University offers summer short course opportunities for high school students. This academic day camp is open to any high school students who enjoy exploring science (minimum age 16).
- ION/Teach is an eight-week summer internship, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and hosted by Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The program seeks high school students who excel in science and have a strong interest in research. The program also seeks middle and high school science teachers who want to further develop their teaching skills.
- Atlanta Regional Brain Bee is a national level brain trivia competition for high-school students, which is held annually in January or February. CBN co-sponsors the Atlanta Regional Brain Bee with the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) at Georgia State University is an undergraduate research education and training program grounded in biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and psychology. The goal of this program is to encourage students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in biomedical research.