About the Education Mission
CBN has built a comprehensive education program
consisting of precollege, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral initiatives,
as well as public education. The programs' goals include:
- Improving neuroscience education and literacy,
particularly for students in the state of Georgia;
- Recruiting and retaining women and underrepresented
minoritites in neuroscience education programs;
- Increasing awareness of neuroscience and career
opportunities in science;
- Providing K-12 teachers with innovative approaches
to teaching science;
- Identifying best practices for teaching science
through research on education curricula and theory.
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.
In conjunction with these programs, CBN has developed an array of neuroscience resources and activities for teachers and students.