Here at Simply Neuroscience, our team members collaborate on a variety of topics through our many initiatives. Hover over each box to learn more about each one!
The Writing Department is responsible for writing in various different styles ranging from research papers to poetry. All the work done by writers focus on topics of neuroscience, psychology and STEM and are published through Medium!
The Conference Planning department ideates and organizes virtual and in-person events such as Simply Neurocon to encourage involvement and foster curiosity amongst youth within the neuroscience community. From devising themes to acquiring speakers and sponsorships to wrapping up an event, the department is responsible for the organization and execution of all conferences.
Outreach & Research
Our Outreach & Research department implements a variety of projects that serve STEM/neuroscience outreach purposes. This includes developing practical guides to encourage exploration in scientific research, creating resources to promote mental health awareness and well-being, and designing free neuroscience lesson plans and workshops for underprivileged youth globally.
Action Potential Advising Program
The APAP works to virtually connect young neuroscience students (“advisees”) with older professionals (“advisors”) to provide educational guidance and mentorship. The APAP hopes to bridge gaps in early neuroscience and psychology education through creating an international, centralized space that goes beyond individual schools and colleges.
The Advice Hotline team answers educational inquiries through our email for free. Whether it be about career exploration, securing an internship, or undergraduate and graduate applications, we have our community members' questions covered!
The Human Resources team conducts interviews for team applicants and works to smoothly onboard our newest volunteers. The HR team members regularly gather feedback from the broader team and work to smoothly develop Simply Neuroscience's team culture.
The Brain Resource Department’s goal is to create educational content to help middle, high school, and college students learn about the brain. This includes creating vocabulary lists, presentations, and note sheets such as our current project, which is a guide to neurological conditions.
Brain Resource Creation
Awareness aims to spread knowledge of mental health and neuroscience, with a specialization in neurological disorders, destigmatizing mental health in adolescent communities, and making the field of neuroscience more accessible. We create content guides and connect with mental health experts to figure out ways we can contribute to making mental health easier to talk about in our own communities.
The podcast team works to explore the interdisciplinary applications of STEM fields through guest interviews and educational productions that can be accessed on "The Synapse" podcast through various audio platforms.
Computational & Systems Neuroscience
The CSN Department is responsible for developing a collection of resources for motivated high school and undergraduate students interested in learning about the brain. They create study guides, lesson plans, and other content that will introduce peers to more advanced topics in neuroscience and cognitive science, in the end possibly creating an online program in cognitive or computational neuroscience..
The Translation team's goal is to bridge the language barriers and work to make Simply Neuroscience’s educational content and resources more accessible by translating them into multiple languages outside of English.
The marketing department’s main goals are to increase Simply Neuroscience’s brand awareness and build a strong relationship with our audience across all platforms. We utilize Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to post engaging brain-related content such as our weekly #FactFridays and #ResearchFeatures. We also spotlight the work done by our other departments, connect with other organizations, and launch creative campaigns such as the Draw A Neuron challenge.
Neuroscience and Society
The Neuroscience and Society department addresses the mental health epidemic by drafting legislation concerning mental health reform. In addition to drafting legislation, the team works to contact legislators and aims to ultimately present their policy implementation proposals before legislative bodies on the local, state, and federal level.
The Editing department works to revise and provide feedback on materials written by writers from other departments such as Brain Resource Creation and Writing. Editors diligently review the organization, grammar, and style of written works and ensure the quality of Simple Neuroscience’s publications.
Media/Video Content Creation
Media/Video Content Creators will be collaborating with SN staff from other initiatives such as Brain Resource Creation and Humans of Neuroscience to launch videos for SN’s social media and YouTube channel.
The technology team works on website and app development. Website development focuses on coding and creating the layout, design, and functionality of Simply Neuroscience's website. App development focuses on creating and designing the Simply Neuroscience app.
Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Simply Neuroscience is one of the partnered organizations (alongside Erevna and dcyphr) for the virtual undergraduate research fellowship program, where several undergraduate scholars are selected to participate in independent research under the guidance of a mentor.
Outreach and Research Sub-Projects
Research Resources Team
Helping students understand what neuroscience/STEM research consists of and its importance. Aims to put a fresh “less nerdy” face to STEM Research through creative use of media
A global, student-led initiative devoted to introducing interdisciplinary neuroscience into early education through creating lesson plans and hosting workshops
Beyond the Five x SN Collaboration
Beyond The Five x Simply Neuroscience's collaboration will work to further Beyond The Five’s current Neuropsychology course pathway through developing advanced courses and implementing an independent neuroscience research initiative for students to be able to gain hands-on experience applying their neuroscience knowledge from other BT5 courses, SN materials, and more.
Guide to Research
Aims to empower students by offering them guidance in the form of a guide to pursue research. We are also working on compiling an Opportunities Database that aims to provide a comprehensive list of opportunities for high school students to get involved in neuroscience/STEM through events, research, and immersive programs organized by geographic region.
Humans of Neuroscience
Humans of Neuroscience is an initiative dedicated to sharing the stories of the humans in neuroscience and psychology, of all ages and educational backgrounds, to showcase the amazing diversity in the brain community.