Nu Rho Psi

Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.

Applications to join Nu Rho Psi for 2018 are being accepted until Friday, December 15th.

Purpose

  • Encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in neuroscience;
  • Award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship;
  • Advance the discipline of neuroscience; encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in neuroscience and related fields;
  • Promote career development in neuroscience and related fields;
  • Increase public awareness of neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and encourage service to the community.

Who May Join

Membership is by invitation and is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of Neuroscience one of their major interests and who meet the other academic qualifications. Nu Rho Psi is also open to qualifying Neuroscience faculty and alumni of Neuroscience programs.  Requirements for membership include:

  • Major or minor in Neuroscience
  • Completion of at least 3 semesters of the College course
  • Completion of at least 9 semester hours of Neuroscience-related courses
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Neuroscience courses

Students and faculty are elected to membership by the chapter at participating institutions, according to the provisions in the national Nu Rho Psi Constitution.  Any chapter, at its discretion, may establish higher academic standards for eligibility, but may not require lower standards for eligibility.  Membership in Nu Rho Psi is open to qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, race handicap or disability, color, religion, or national or ethnic origin.

Benefits of Membership

Nu Rho Psi membership provides recognition of verified academic excellence in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. Students who become members of Nu Rho Psi are selected based on their superior scholarly accomplishments as well as their excellent work in the laboratory. Nu Rho Psi membership is for life and it is often a springboard for the networking and collaboration of like-minded colleagues interested in the study of the brain. Our members are provided opportunities to form professional relationships that carry them through their careers in neuroscience. There are both regional and national Nu Rho Psi meetings where young neuroscientists from around the country gather to share scientific findings. Nu Rho Psi offers competitive travel awards for members to attend and present their research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grants (URGs) support neuroscience research projects, senior theses and the like. Chapters may apply for Chapter Activity Grants to fund neuroscience community outreach and education. Nu Rho Psi facilitates the mentoring of our members through publications (e.g. The Nu Rho Psi Guide to Graduate School in Neuroscience) and other outreach activities of the Society. News and additional information about benefits are available to members via the Nu Rho Psi online newsletter. Nu Rho Psi is currently building an Endowment Fund aimed at expanding our URG and other grant programs. Members receive membership certificates and lapel pins as an indication of the honor they have earned. Nu Rho Psi membership provides recognition of verified academic excellence in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. Students who become members of Nu Rho Psi are selected based on their superior scholarly accomplishments as well as their excellent work in the laboratory. Nu Rho Psi membership is for life and it is often a springboard for the networking and collaboration of like-minded colleagues interested in the study of the brain. Our members are provided opportunities to form professional relationships that carry them through their careers in neuroscience. There are both regional and national Nu Rho Psi meetings where young neuroscientists from around the country gather to share scientific findings. Nu Rho Psi offers competitive travel awards for members to attend and present their research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grants (URGs) support neuroscience research projects, senior theses and the like. Chapters may apply for Chapter Activity Grants to fund neuroscience community outreach and education. Nu Rho Psi facilitates the mentoring of our members through publications (e.g. The Nu Rho Psi Guide to Graduate School in Neuroscience) and other outreach activities of the Society. News and additional information about benefits are available to members via the Nu Rho Psi online newsletter. Nu Rho Psi is currently building an Endowment Fund aimed at expanding our URG and other grant programs. Members receive membership certificates and lapel pins as an indication of the honor they have earned.

More Information

For more information about The Ohio State University's chapter of Nu Rho Psi, please contact Nu Rho Psi at NuRhoPsi@osu.edu or visit their website.

The application to join Nu Rho Psi can be found here.

View pictures from the recent Nu Rho Psi picnic here!

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