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Research Experiences for High School Students

  • Published7 Dec 2012
  • Author Eric Chudler
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

The public craves information about neuroscience. It is difficult to read a newspaper or popular magazine without reading about brain research. Many students, even those not yet in college, also have an interest in neuroscience. Although reading books, magazines, journal articles and web sites can provide the background about scientific discovery, there is nothing like working in a lab to really experience science.

Working in a neuroscience lab is possible for young students. Many programs operate during the summer and some offer stipends. Here are some programs for high school students interested in gaining lab experience:

Applications for these programs are available now and space is limited, so apply soon. Also, if you know of more programs, please let others know.



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