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Walter Payton Seminar Series
Walter Payton High School
As part of an ongoing seminar series, NUBAO volunteers give bimonthly neuroscience lectures at Walter Payton High School in downtown Chicago. The presenters, primarily neuroscience graduate students, delve into a specific sub-field of neuroscience pertaining to their own doctoral research, and often present recent findings from their lab and others. This is a unique opportunity to bring cutting edge neuroscience research to high school students, and to get them engaged and excited about brain research.
Cognitive Neuroscience High School Summer Research Program
Northwestern University (Chicago Campus)
In partnership with biotechnology company EMOTIV, NUBAO developed and launched a 6 week summer research program for high school students in 2018. NUBAO volunteers guided a group of students through designing and conducting an original research project. Using donated wireless EEG headsets, students independently designed an experiment, collected and analyzed the data, and presented their results as a scientific poster. One group was selected to present their work at the Chicago Society for Neuroscience (cSfN) conference in 2019. This program provides students with the exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the process of neuroscience research, from development and execution of a project, through presentation of the results to a professional society.