The Project Team

Lori Flanagan-Cato created the Everyday Neuroscience course in 2016.    She received her B.A. (psychology) from Rutgers, her Ph.D.  (neuroscience) from Pitt, and her M.Ed. (education policy) from Penn.

Paul Robeson High School, located in West Philadelphia, provides students with rigorous and relevant educational experiences.

The Netter Center for Community Partnerships is Penn’s core facility to foster beneficial relationships between the university and West Philadelphia.

Peter Nwaoba, a Penn psychology major (CAS, 2019), completed an independent study project entitled “Does an ABCS neuroscience outreach program improve high school achievement?”

Christina Steele, a Penn psychology major (CAS, 2020), completed an Honors Thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Adrianna Jenkins entitled “A Real-World Study of the Contact Hypothesis: Intergroup Contact in Academic-Based Service Learning.”

Cecelia Longo, an Oberlin College graduate ( 2020) worked as a summer intern to analyze the educational impact of Everyday Neuroscience.

Violet Tu (CAS 2021) and Nico Santiago (CAS 2022) are currently analyzing possible effects of our Robeson partnership on social perceptions.

Students interested in working on this project as a research assistant, an independent study student, or a work study student, can email Professor Flanagan-Cato to express interest.  A commitment of two semesters, 10 hours per week, is required.