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K-12 Outreach

STEM class

Brain Institute faculty and students participate in K-12 outreach and educational programs sponsored by Tulane University.

Past Events

February 22 - 27, 2021
Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair

Tulane Brain Institute Award for the Outstanding Project in the Field of Neuroscience
Junior and Senior Divisions awarded on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Congratulations to Najae and Landon for a job well done!

Two Brain Institute award plaques side by side

Tulane Science Scholar Program

The Tulane Science Scholars Program (TSSP) is a selective program for high school students who have exceptional talent in the sciences and mathematics. For-credit summer and non-credit Saturday academic year classes are offered by faculty members and graduate students who are passionate about sharing their subject area. Brain Institute faculty offer an Introduction to Neuroscience course. Tulane's K-12 Education Program received a 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read more about it here.

GIST (Girls In STEM at Tulane)

Tulane's GIST Program provides fifth eighth grade girls with the opportunities to meet and work with women role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Brain Institute faculty and students lead an "Exploring Your Brain" workshop, during which girls conduct neuroscience experiments and learn neuroanatomy through hands-on activities with brains.

BATS (Boys at Tulane in STEM)

Tulane's BATS Program provides fifth eighth grade boys with the opportunities to meet and work with both male and female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. TUNA members lead an "Exploring Your Brain" workshop, during which boys conduct neuroscience experiments and learn neuroanatomy through hands-on activities with brains. They also staffed a welcome table in the beginning of the day to share their enthusiasm for neuroscience with the boys.