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

PONS – See you in 2018!

Thanks to all of our members and everyone who has attended and participated in our events this past year.  We are always excited to share our interests within the University of Rochester Community and appreciate the opportunities provided to us by our Partners and affiliated Student Groups.  In 2018, we will continue to provide the community with learning opportunities that fulfill each of our missions.  Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 30: SfN Rochester Chapter “Post-Mortem” Poster Session

Didn’t make it to D.C. for this year’s SfN meeting? Then come to the SfN-Rochester “Post-Mortem” poster session and reception to catch up on the great neuroscience research happening on campus! And even if you attended SfN, come check out the local posters that you didn’t have time to see.

URMC Le Chase Assembly Hall (G-9576)
Refreshments will be served

Tuesday, October 17: Neuro Graduate/Medical Student Panel


10/17 @ 6:00pm
Meliora 366 (River Campus)
Refreshments Provided!

The BCS & Neuro Undergraduate Council has teamed up with PONS, SIGN, and NSFG to host a Graduate/Medical Student Panel for those interested in pursuing an advanced degree in Neuroscience or Neurology.

You are invited to talk to Neuroscience PhD, MD/PhD, and Neurology MD students currently enrolled at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Q & A format – Ask us anything!