Saturday, February 2: 3rd Annual Rochester Brain Bee

Hello, fellow lovers of brain science!

The University of Rochester Brain Awareness Campaign would like to invite you to attend the third annual Rochester Brain Bee! The Brain Bee is an informal brain trivia competition where high school students compete for the title of Brain Bee Champion. The winner will receive travel funds to the National Brain Bee in Hershey, PA.

The Rochester Brain Bee will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 1-4 PM in Sloan Auditorium (Goergen Hall room 101). Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact

We hope to see you there!
Nicole Peltier, on behalf of the UR Brain Awareness Committee

Friday, November 30: Rochester SfN Chapter Neuroscience Poster Session

The Rochester Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is hosting a Poster Session and Happy Hour with prizes for the best posters. Students and Postdoctoral fellows may register any poster that you have presented in the past year (SfN Meeting, VSS, IMRF, ARO or other recent meetings).

To register your poster please E-mail your Name, Poster title, department affiliation and status (graduate student, undergraduate, postdoctoral fellow) to Tori DAgostino:

Neuroscience Poster Session and Happy Hour
LeChase Hall, Medical Center
3:00 – 6:00 Friday November 30, 2018

Tuesday, November 27: Brain Awareness Campaign Fundraiser at Chipotle!

Hello everyone!
The University of Rochester Brain Awareness Campaign is gearing up for our third annual Brain Bee! This competition for local high school students takes place every February, and we send the winner and their parent to Baltimore for the national competition. In order to do this, we need your help! We are hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle on Tuesday, November 27 from 4-8PM. If you are hungry, please stop by the College Town Chipotle and mention that you would like to support the Brain Awareness Campaign. That’s all it takes! Burritos for you, money for us to send a student to a national neuroscience competition.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at
Thank you!

Heather Natola, on behalf of the Brain Awareness Campaign

Brain Awareness Week – Call for Volunteers!

A message on behalf of the BAW Planning Committee:

Brain Awareness Week is quickly approaching and we are looking for volunteers for our school visits! We are visiting schools this year during the weeks of March 19-23 and March 26-29. All school visits will be in the mornings. Volunteers will teach one of three brain-related stations in teams of two.

All interested volunteers should attend one of two training sessions: Tuesday March 6th at 5 pm in KMRB 2-9654 (med center) or Wednesday, March 7th at 5 pm in Meliora Hall, Kresge Room. The training sessions will last no more than an hour.

For Med Students:  PONS is teaming up with the Brain Awareness Campaign to ask for volunteers.  PONS is recognized by CACHED as an SRO, therefore all community outreach through PONS can be recorded as SRO hours for Medical Students.

We also have some long-sleeved t-shirts available for purchase. (They are the same design as last year so you don’t have to order a new one if you already have one.) They will be $15, and it is not mandatory that you buy one. The t-shirts will be first come, first served with the possibility that more t-shirts will be ordered based on volunteers’ interest.

If you are interested in volunteering this year, please fill out the following Google form, saying which training session you plan to attend and what size t-shirt you would like (if you want one). Please fill out this form even if you cannot attend a training session (there is a spot to leave notes at the bottom). The sign-up sheet for school visits will be emailed out within the next week or two, but only to volunteers who sign up to attend a training session.

Sign-Up Form: 


Alyssa Kersey, BAC