How to get involved?

Get Involved

Whether you are a UCLA student, postdoctoral fellow, staff or faculty, we’d love for you to be part of our outreach efforts. The BRI hosts events year-round that offers opportunities for everyone to get involved. Participating in these events will aid in exercising your neuroscience knowledge, engaging with the community and educating the general public about the brain.

The impact of our outreach program multiplies when more people – people like you – get involved, give their time, skills and resources.

Volunteer

Undergraduate and graduate students: If you are a student, you can participate in one of the following activities: Brain Awareness Week or Los Angeles Brain Bee, to create and present engaging neuroscience lessons to K-12 students; Project Brainstorm, Drug Abuse and Society, or InterAxon, to join a group of undergraduate students visiting K-12 schools to teach about the brain. If you are a neuroscience graduate student, you can also serve as a Teaching Assistant for Project Brainstorm and mentor undergraduate students enrolled in the class.

Postdoctoral fellows: If you are a postdoctoral fellow, you can join Project Synapse, a network of UCLA postdoctoral fellows involved in teaching neuroscience to the community, and participate in other BRI outreach programs.

Staff and Faculty: If you are a staff or faculty, you can participate in one of the following activities: Brain Awareness Week or Los Angeles Brain Bee, to host a lab tour and showcase your research to K-12 students, or participate in a career panel for high school students; UCLA-HBCU, BRI-SURE or Neurocamp summer research programs, to host undergraduate or high school students to conduct summer research in your lab; serve as a judge at the State and County Science Fairs, and present award to top high school neuroscience projects on behalf of the BRI.

Contact

If you have questions about the outreach programs, email us at bri@mednet.ucla.edu