These are a few of the neuroscience opportunities that can help students like you pursue their interest in the brain. The Vermont Brain Bee highly recommends them all! (Note that COVID-19 may affect in-person programs).
Take a class with a UVM neuroscience professor to not only learn but to design and perform your own experiments in the lab! The class runs for four weeks over the summer, and it is free and awards credit for Vermont students through dual enrollment.
The Governor’s Institute of Vermont (GIV) runs an overnight weekend program for high school students to do a deep dive into a subject. The Neuroscience topic is taught by Kameron Clayton, PhD neuroscience student and former brain bee participant! “[This program will] delve into cutting edge research to learn how neural signals travel throughout the body and brain and conduct our own hands-on work using physiology, anatomy, and perceptual studies to understand the biology underlying how we think and feel.”
The INYA is a “global, youth-led nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of neuroscientists”. Registration is free, and opportunities include participating in their online classes, contacting experts, or writing in their journal!