Everyday Neuroscience

Everyday Neuroscience is an academically based community service course in which neuroscience majors create neuroscience lab activities for high school students who attend a nearby under-resourced public high school .

Everyday Neuroscience complements the traditional content-based neuroscience curriculum by preparing students to meaningfully deploy their knowledge beyond the traditional campus, building skills in communication, innovation, and critical thinking.

The neuroscience-based lab activities are designed to reinforce fundamental biological concepts, such as cell theory, diffusion and osmosis, protein function, organ structure-function relationships, evolution, and genetics.

Everyday Neuroscience is a collaboration with the science classes at Paul Robeson High School.  The teachers, administrators, and students at Robeson are vital to the success of the course.  Penn’s Netter Center for Community Engagement also provides generous guidance and support.