The Greater New Orleans Chapter hosted a Brain Awareness Week event at the Children’s Resource Library. Graduate students Benjamin Siddoway (holding brain) and Hongtian Yang explain the brain and its structure to aspiring neuroscientists and parents.
The Brisbane, Australia Chapter was a recipient of a chapter grant in 2012. The chapter used the funds to support the 2012 Queensland Brain Bee Challenge Final. Pictured are team chapters, Jackson Huan, Mary Wu, Harish Murugesan and Jessie Binns, from the Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics, and Technology, with Professor Linda Richards (left) and Professor Perry Bartlett (right), the director of the Queensland Brain Institute.
The Eastern Carolina Chatper hosted a tour in Stefan Clemens’ laboratory for Rep. Walter Jones. Rep. Jones, who supports federal funding for traumatic brain injury research, is looking here at a spinal cord preparation that is used in the lab to study neural function and the effects of injury. SfN chapters, who build relationships with policymakers, are spearheading grassroots efforts to advocate for neuroscience research funding.