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.
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 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.
More than 50 students from 21 high schools in the greater Chicago area competed in the 2020 Chicago Brain Bee that took place on February 8 at Lake Forest College.
Noted Chicago area expert on stress and anxiety neuroscientist Dr. Joanna Dabrowska and several Lake Forest College alumni will be the highlight of the 16th NeuroFrontiers Workshop on April 28 at Lake Forest College. This workshop celebrates the capstone research projects of four biology and neuroscience courses and the induction of new members of the college’s chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the national neuroscience honorary.
At the 2018 Chicago Society for Neuroscience Meeting, neuroscience majors Sarah Applebey ’18 and Rosemary Thomas ’18 won Second and Third Prizes, respectively, in the poster competition.
Rosemary Thomas ’18
Krista Meuli ’18
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