Upcoming Events



Neuroscience and Society Focus Group #4

  • August 29, 2021 @ 6 pm ET

  • Dr. Julianne McCall shares her background in neuroscience and current outreach and science policy work with students.

  • Dr. McCall serves as Co-Director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine. In that role, she oversees cross-sector health policy working groups and projects, research grantmaking, and state government interagency efforts, which include serving on Governor Newsom's COVID-19 Testing Task Force and as a co-author of the first CA Surgeon General's Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Past Events

International Youth BrainSTEM Summit

  • July 31st to August 2nd, 2020

  • Three-day virtual neuroscience "ideathon" competition for students ages 13 to 22

  • 600+ participants, 50+ judges and workshop hosts, and 42+ countries represented

  • Designing neuroscience-backed solutions in healthcare, economics, ethics, research, and engineering

  • Helping students gain real-world experience in the application of STEM knowledge toward innovation

  • Recordings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeTd7GKAPpmTg9pBzexU1qw

Simply Neurocon

Battle of the Brains

  • January 23rd and 24th, 2021

  • Weekend-long competition dedicated to expanding knowledge of interdisciplinary neuroscience concepts in neuroethics, cognitive neuroscience, neurodegenerative diseases, neuroeconomics, cultural neuroscience, criminal and forensic psychology, neurosurgery, and beyond

  • Participants collaborate in teams to unlock interdisciplinary trivia modules and win prizes

Neuroscience and Society January Focus Group

  • January 23rd, 2021 @ 9 pm ET (New York City time)

  • Students/individuals from around the world shared their thoughts about neuroscience and healthcare-policy related topics with peers

Presynaptic Project January Workshop

  • In this "Smells Ring Bells" workshop, students learned the basic neuroanatomy of the olfactory system. We explored how smells trigger different emotions and memories by looking at the neuroanatomy that plays a role in olfaction (the sense of smell),

  • Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSL5GiAe3Ao

Neuroscience and Society February Focus Group

  • February 27th, 2021 @ 6 pm ET (New York City time)

  • Dr. Maya Sapiurka (Scientific Training and Policy Associate at the Society for Neuroscience) joined us for a discussion on empowering youth through expanding policy education and action

Presynaptic Project February Workshop

  • In this "The Science of Sleep" workshop, students learned about the science of sleep. They were introduced to the basic science behind sleep, and explored related brain parts, neurotransmitters, sleep stages, and biological mechanisms

  • Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL7lOYSHOj4

Brain Breaks

  • March 14th, 2021 @ 12 pm ET (New York City time)

  • Interactive neuroscience trivia and virtual networking session for students looking to take a break during stressful midterm season

New Senses for Humans: An Evening with David Eagleman

  • May 7, 2021 @ 7 pm ET (New York City time)

  • Stanford Professor David Eagleman -- neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, and CEO of Neosensory (a company that uses BMI technology to restore and augment human senses) will be sharing his work

Becoming a Brain Detective: An Inside Look into Brain Diseases

  • June 3, 2021 @ 5 pm ET

  • Ms. Kimberly Fiock will provide an introductory overview of neuropathology, covering the normal appearance of the brain and cells before revealing how pathologists use disease clues to determine diagnoses.

Fireside Chat with Dr. Deborah Levy

  • June 13, 2021 @ 1 pm ET

  • Dr. Deborah Levy will be speaking about navigating a career in science and medicine as a woman with "impostor syndrome", incorporating mental health and public health advocacy work in psychiatry, and how to synthesize multiple interests in science into a career.

Simply Neurocon 2021

  • June 27, 2021 -- 10 am to 9 pm ET

  • The "Simply Neurocon" virtual conference is centered on exploring the field of neuroscience through educational presentations, interactive workshops, informative panels, peer-to-peer networking, and enjoyable activities such as trivia and brain breaks.

"Synaptic Hacks" Hackathon

  • July 30th to August 1st, 2021

  • Synaptic Hacks is an interdisciplinary virtual neuroscience hackathon. It aims to engage student innovators (ages 13 to 25 years old) in thinking critically about the role of neuroscience and related fields in society through the lens of social justice, sustainability, and service

Synaptic Hacks Announcement
PSP summer camp - undergrad panel
PSP Summer Camp Announcement
613 Fireside Chat (Dr. Deborah Levy)
1 (2)
April 24th Magliaro Event
Focus Group SN
Image from iOS (12)