The Neuroscience Major hopes to bring the discipline of neuroscience directly to elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the country, particularly to those who serve under-represented populations in the sciences. I-CAN will allow students and the university to transform our scientific knowledge into a force for service. Our goal is to aid in fostering a sense of efficacy when these students encounter the sciences, especially in the new and constantly evolving field of neuroscience.
Those who have served in the Core for at least a year and wish to pursue a more specialized interest can become an I-CAN Ambassador. Our Ambassadors have the privilege to make a difference in the career paths of thousands of young, talented students by demonstrating neuroscience topics through interactive activities. This endevor will afford Ambassadors with the opportunity to lead and become influential teachers, and will also provide many internship and volunteer opportunities. By participating, Ambassadors will have the ability to influence younger students to take part in the study of Neuroscience when they matriculate.
Jonathan Kent, Dublin Coffman High School
"Each learning station is highly interactive and manned by knowledgable undergraduates with obvious enthusiasm for what they're sharing. Learning about current experimentation in neuroscience from the students involved in those projects or donning vision-skewing goggles that illustrate neuroplasticity was fascinating and made our past learning more meaningful, but being able to see and even hold a human brain brings a realness to learning about localization or neuroanatomy that goes beyond any experience I've been able to give my students on my own."
Tammy Sensibaugh, Olentangy Orange High School
"45 minutes of students being fully engaged in the presentation. My students love it!"