Our students, staff and faculty are constantly discovering new ways to engage with their communities. Below, on the right, you can find links and contact information for annual events. On the left, we keep a news feed with up-coming large events and celebrations of past events.


Brain Awareness Week, March 16-22 2020

This week is Brain Awareness Week! Since we can't host any in person events we thought we would compile a list of virtual resources for you to try out.

Please share this with those in your communities.

Strong showing for Neuroscience at the Bell Museum!

Even with the Gophers defending their unbeaten status against Penn State on the other campus, the Bell Museum in St Paul was full of visitors who were curious about Neuroscience. THANK YOU to Scott Blain (PhD Candidate, Psychology), Maria Linn Evans (PhD Candidate, Neuroscience), Michael-Paul Schallmo (Assistant Professor, Psychiatry) and Nicola Grissom (Assistant Professor, Psychology) for providing brief presentations on personality, motor control, the interactions of mental health with vision, and autism.

Neuroscience is taking over the Bell Museum!

On Saturday, November 9, from 11am-3pm. If you want to help host a table with Spiker Boxes and Claws, give a presentation about your research, or show off our Brain Zoo in the Touch and Feel room, email caolman@ umn.edu Otherwise, come out with your family and friends to enjoy a day of Neuroscience fun hosted by MN Drive, Growing Brains and the Graduate Program in Neuroscience!

Annual events and partner organizations

Brain Awareness Week: traveling classroom presentations about brain structure and function for 4th-8th graders.

Brain Bee: we host an annual state-wide competition for high-school students; the winner competes at the National Brain Bee!

Brains at the State Fair: come out and see a real human brain and talk to neuroscience faculty, staff and students about your questions.

Our students enjoy visiting farmer’s markets and other venues with CBS’s Market Science.

The Institute for Child Development’s Growing Brains teams are experts at presenting interactive, neuroscience-inspired lessons on developing brains and students’ agency in their own development.