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Created by Lake Forest students in 2009, Synapse develops co-educational and extracurricular programs in neuroscience, providing students with access to experts in the field, outreach programs, and a variety of educational opportunities. One of its annual activities, Brain Awareness Week, was nationally recognized at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC. Synapse was also pronounced the 2014 Student Organization of the Year by Lake Forest College.   

Our Mission

Synapse strives to assist in the development of co-educational and extracurricular programs in neuroscience at Lake Forest College. This goal is accomplished by providing students with access to experts in the field, organizing outreach programs, and offering other educational opportunities for both its members and the Lake Forest College community. 

Synapse 2017-2018

Synapse 2017 - 2018

Synapse learned about the influence of alcohol on the brain. They later played games on the lawns of Lake Forest College using “Drunk Goggles.”  

Synapse volunteers to teach children about the brain in the K-6 Outreach that occurs in the spring and fall semesters of each year. 

Synapse News


Rosemary Thomas ’18          

Krista Meuli ’18          

Executive Board