FSU Neuroscience Involvement & Outreach
Outreach and Education
The North Florida Neuroscience Group re-activated its chapter in 2004. Since then, the Program in Neuroscience at FSU has developed several neuroscience community outreach activities. The Outreach and Education Sub-Committe (OES) at FSU was established to engage in public outreach activities including the annual Brain Awareness Week, North Florida Brain Bee, and various Student Research Mentoring Programs.
CNEC's mission is to enhance local community knowledge about brain research with a direct goal of promoting public neuroscience education in K-12 students. To this end, CNEC is committed to both academic and civic responsibility through three primary aims:
- Educate local and statewide K-12 students about the importance of brain research.
- Encourage K-12 educators to incorporate neuroscience curriculum into their classroom.
- Train and inspire talented high school/college students to pursue Neuroscience-related careers.
Current OES committee members:
Outreach Events in the Big Bend
- Brain Fair
May 5 2012 - Brain Fair
- Brain Awareness Week
Sep/Oct 2010 - High School Visits Oct 27 2010 - Amos P. Godby Career Fair March 2011 - Elementary/Middle School Visits
- North Florida Brain Bee
Feb 12 2012 - North Florida Brain Bee Feb 4 2011 - North Florida Brain Bee March 2011 - National Brain Bee August 2011 - International Brain Bee
NGSA Silent Auction Fundraiser
The Community Neuroscience Education Committee will be hosting the 1st NGSA Annual Silent Auction on TBA.
The auction will be a great opportunity for the public, students, and professors to show support for the FSU Neuroscience graduate students efforts to promote scientific outreach in the Big Bend area. Auction items will include gift certificates for restaurants, movie theatres, salon services, car washes, pet grooming services, oil changes and neuroscience novelty items. The proceeds from the event will go towards activities surrounding Brain Awareness Week and the North Florida Brain Bee.
If you are interested in individual or business donations, becoming a sponsor, or would simply like more information please contact Stacy McAllister. Additional updates on our fundraising efforts will be posted throughout the year.
- Congress of Graduate Students (COGS)
- Claudia Lieberwirth
- College Student Interest Group on Neurology (CO-SIGN)
- Michele de Jesus
- FSU Teach
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)