Welcome to the UNE Neuroscience Club. The club caters to individuals who have an interest in all things neuroscience. Activities, fundraisers, and meetings are all centered around neuroscience-related events. All students are invited to join this club — not just neuroscience majors and minors.
The Neuroscience Club typically meets two to three times per month. Meeting times for the fall semester are TBD.
The Neuroscience Club encourages all members to participate in the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences' K-12 Outreach Program. This program unites faculty, staff, graduates, and undergraduate students while bringing interactive learning to area schools. The activities are designed to introduce such neuroscience topics as anatomy and physiology, injury and injury prevention, addiction, and cognition. Students are trained by UNE staff and invited to go into local schools to teach students one of the many modules that the Neuroscience Center has developed.
UNE Brain Fair
The Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at UNE has created an annual Brain Fair to engage the local community in brain exploration. The goal of the fair is to promote interest in STEM disciplines (neuroscience in particular) within the greater community. Students, staff, and faculty develop neuroscience-related hands-on activities and experiments for the general public, resulting in a science museum-like experience for the local community. The fair is held in celebration of Brain Awareness Week.
Southern Maine Brain Bee
The Southern Maine Brain Bee is the first step in an international Brain Bee competition that brings together students from near and far to test their knowledge on brain-related topics. Hosted by the Center of Excellence in the Neurosciences, local high school students compete in a bee-like competition answering questions about the brain's: biology, cellular function, anatomy, physiology, psychology, and more. Prior to the Bee, the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences will host some activities to help participating students prep for the Bee.
All of these volunteer activities can be counted toward citizenship hours.