Each semester presents new insights into what Penn and Robeson students gain from the course and where the course can better address students’ needs.


Flanagan-Cato, L.M.  Everyday Neuroscience: A Community Engagement Course. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 18(1):A44-A50; 2019.

Flanagan-Cato, L.M., R.C. Plate, C. Steele and A.C. Jenkins.  Effects of a Service-Learning Course on Mood and Intergroup Anxiety.  Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 21(2):A159-A165 , 2023. 

Purvis, E.M., R. Gordon, IV, L. Lozzi, Jr., and  L.M. Flanagan-Cato.  Community Perspective: A university and public school partnership for personalized, accelerated science learning.  Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 16: 1-5, 2024.


Steele, C., Y. Tu, R.C. Plate, L.M. Flanagan-Cato and A.C. Jenkins.  Remote Intergroup Contact between Undergraduate and High School Students is Associated with Reduced Outgroup Bias.  American Psychological Society 2021.

Steele, C., R.C. Plate, T. Lenz, Y. Tu, A.C. Jenkins and L.M. Flanagan-Cato.  I Think You Like Me More Now: Contact with Outgroup Members in an Academic Setting Promotes Positive Meta-Perceptions Over Time. American Psychological Society 2022.

Steele, C.M., R.C. Plate, L.M. Flanagan-Cato and A.C. Jenkins.  Reductions in Stereotyping Following a Semester of Academically-Focused Intergroup Contact.  Workshop on Language, Stereotypes, and Social Cognition  2023.

Purvis, E.M. and L.M. Flanagan-Cato.  Development and implementation of a formalized program for community-engaged scholarship within neuroscience graduate education. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 2023.


The Neuroscience Community Education Lab is grateful for funding through the Klein Family Grant for Social Justice.  The funded project is entitled: “Accelerated, Personalized Science Learning.”