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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Advice Hotline team answers educational inquiries through our firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 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.
Accessible Axon Initiative (AAI)
The Accessible Axon Initiative was founded in 2021, with the goal of making Simply Neuroscience’s resources more accessible to neurodiverse communities. This includes captioning YouTube videos and podcasts, narrating the website, and more.
Presynaptic Project (PSP)
The Presynaptic Project is a global, student-led initiative devoted to introducing interdisciplinary neuroscience into early education through creating lesson plans and hosting workshops.
Research Resource Creation (RRC)
RRC 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 (HoN)
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.