The Northeastern Undergraduate Researchers of Neuroscience (NEURONS) was originally founded as a club where students from all majors interested in the brain could meet and discuss new research and current events in the world of research. Our beginning was humble, but over the past few years, it has grown into the official student group for the Behavioral Neuroscience major. Through NEURONS, students are able to provide valuable feedback to the professors regarding classes, research opportunities, and the state of the major from a student’s perspective. During the biweekly meetings, students and faculty members are able to discuss in an informal setting new research from leading academic journals, topics that aren’t typically covered in classes, and life as a neuroscientist.
NEURONS, the official club of the Behavioral Neuroscience major, also pairs peer mentors with incoming freshmen who would like a little help and guidance from an upperclassman. The program has been a resounding success.
Additionally, NEURONS has branched out into community service in recent years. The DANA Foundation hosts an annual Brain Awareness Week, and NEURONS is responsible for many of the events in the Boston area. In the past, members have held information sessions about neurological health to college students, organized a brain donation drive, and sent students into underprivileged communities to teach new parents about autism. Recently we have started a chapter of Interaxon where members reach out to high schools in the area to educate students about the brain.
Most importantly, however, NEURONS serves as a place where students can find a support group of like-minded people with similar interests and experiences. Through the group, past members have been able to find tutors, study partners, new job opportunities, and long-lasting friendships.
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