The Neuroscience School at Georgia State University offers summer short-course opportunities for outstanding high school students. The program seeks students who excel in science and have particular interests in neuroscience.
Atlanta Regional Brain Bee is a brain trivia competition for high-school students, which is held each year in January or February. Atlanta is one of 36 cities around the world conducting such competitions. Winners from these regional brain bees are eligible to compete in the National Brain Bee at the University of Maryland.
Institute On Neuroscience (ION/TEACH) is an eight-week summer research program, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, for high school students who excel in science, as well as for middle school and high school teachers. Participants are matched in laboratories at Georgia State University, Emory University, or The Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
Teacher Professional Development Workshop is combined with ION/TEACH for summer 2017 (see above). This eight-week program enables in-service teachers to gain hands-on laboratory research experience and requires translation to standards-based lesson plans for classroom use.