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Institute On Neuroscience (ION) - for High School Students

The Institute on Neuroscience (ION) is an eight-week summer program, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and hosted by Georgia State University, Emory University, and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. The program is seeking high school students who excel in science.

Each year the ION program kicks off with a Saturday workshop held in May. Then during a 1-week introductory curriculum at Emory University, ION Scholars learn about neuroscience through hands-on activities, discussions and readings directed by faculty members, post-doctoral researchers and undergraduate and graduate students. Scholars may also visit research facilities to learn about various techniques, such as positron emission tomography (PET) scanning or electron microscopy. Special workshops throughout the summer focus on scientific communication, science and society, scientific ethics and special topics in neuroscience. ION Scholars will devote Friday mornings scientific writing. After the introductory curriculum, ION Scholars conduct seven-week mentored laboratory research projects at Emory University, Georgia State University, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, or the Marcus Autism Center. The summer program concludes with the annual ION Symposium at which guests hear from guest speakers and the ION Scholars present their work from the summer.

To apply for Summer 2018, please visit the ION website. Deadline for all application materials is Sunday, February 4, 2018.


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