Interaxon

Interaxon is an Undergraduate Neuroscience Educational Outreach Group affiliated with the BRI. Interaxon was founded in 2006 by Shanna Fang who was among the first group of undergraduate students to complete the Project Brainstorm course. Interaxon consists of 50 or more members from a wide variety of majors. Their primary focus is helping schools in disadvantaged Los Angeles areas which are under-funded in the sciences. Interaxon uses approaches such as stations, brain models, novel games, and props to talk about the brain, often with help from graduate students and faculty. Interaxon has been a huge success in the Los Angeles area, reaching out to a large number of K-12 student groups with as many as 6 presentations per quarter to as many as 150 students in a single visit to a school.