This fall, Northeastern University welcomes a new student organization – a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience – which will induct founding members who meet the exceptional academic criteria.
“I’ve wanted to apply for chapter membership for a couple of years, but there were more pressing issues for me to attend to,” said Dr. Jade Zee, NU chapter advisor and assistant director of Northeastern’s Behavioral Neuroscience Program. “Our program in behavioral neuroscience was not an institutional member of some standard organizations in the field. By joining the Society for Neuroscience (SFN) and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN), our students are now eligible to apply for their travel awards, resources, etc. in the spring semester. Some behavioral neuroscience students – spearheaded by Regis Shanley, who will serve as our first president – approached me and expressed a strong interest in having a chapter of Nu Rho Psi at Northeastern.”