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The Collegiate Neuroscience Society (CNS) is a club for all undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and masters students at Georgia State University who share an interest in neuroscience.

We aim to provide the means for students to get involved in the neuroscience community at GSU and the Atlanta area. Neuroscience is one of the fasted growing science fields, and Atlanta is one of the largest centers of neuroscience research. With this great resource, we can make a difference in GSU student's education by

1. Providing research opportunities and academic development toward neuroscience careers

2. Providing professional development activities and social contact with scientists, information, and educational resources and

3. Promoting public information and general education as well as volunteer and community service opportunities.

Our faculty advisor is
Dr. Michael Black, Neuroscience Institute.
 

Please join us on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cnsgsu/

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Description

The Collegiate Neuroscience Society (CNS) is a chartered club for all undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and masters students at Georgia State University who share an interest in neuroscience. First, we aim to provide outreach opportunities for our students to get involved within the Atlanta community. This past year alone, our members have visited elementary school students to teach them anatomical differences between real human, rhesus macaque, sheep, rat, and mouse brains. For middle school students, our club members have visited classrooms to talk about drug mechanisms in the brain and provide on overview of what neuroscience is and how they can get involved in research as they progress in school.

With Atlanta quickly becoming a hub for neuroscience research, our club members have begun forming collaborative meetings with other neuroscience clubs at Georgia Tech, Emory University, Agnes Scott, UGA etc. to plan future undergraduate research conferences, an undergraduate neuroscience newsletter, and more.

Our club also hosts graduate school panels comprising of graduate program directors and current graduate students in order to answer questions about graduate school admissions, life as a grad. student, publishing, finding the right lab, etc.

For our underclassmen members, the Collegiate Neuroscience Society promotes information about the UP Program, NET/work program, and summer research fellowships around the country through which students wanting to gain research experience can apply to work in a lab and become more familiar with ongoing research in the Neuroscience Institute and beyond.

Overall, the Collegiate Neuroscience Society makes a difference in GSU student's education by:

1) Promoting volunteer outreach opportunities within the Atlanta community
2) Providing professional development activities and contact with scientists regarding ongoing research and graduate programs and
3) Always aiming to have fun doing so!

Our faculty advisor is Dr. Michael Black, at the Neuroscience Institute

Check out our Facebook page and group to stay updated on activities and events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cnsgsu/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Collegiate-Neuroscience-Society-CNS-at-Georgia-State-University/620019258113266

Category

Academic

President Name

Fernanda Tallard

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Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

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Michael Black

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Organization Purpose Statement

The Collegiate Neuroscience Society (CNS) is a club for all undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and masters students at Georgia State University who share an interest in the field of neuroscience. We aim to provide the means for students to get involved in the neuroscience community at GSU and the metro-Atlanta area. Neuroscience is one of the fastest growing fields in science, and Atlanta is one of the largest centers of neuroscience research in the U.S. With this great combination, our organization can exert significant impact on GSU student's education in several ways: 1) by facilitating professional development (e.g. academic preparation and research opportunities) toward neuroscience careers; 2) by promoting student involvement in K-12 and public education through community service opportunities; and 3) by providing networking routes and social contact with scientists, educators, and other educational resources. Of course, we also aim to enjoy one anothers company and enhance our experience at GSU. Our long-term goal is to help prepare a diverse community of interdisciplinary scientists who will become future leaders in the field of neuroscience.

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Undergraduate

Total Organization Members

29

Selection Process

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N/A

Are members required to pay dues to particpate?

Yes

If YES, include the cost of dues and how often they must be paid.

$15 a year for membership and a t-shirt, membership for one school year

Meeting Day

Wednesday

Meeting Time

5 PM

Meeting Location

Classroom South

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College of Arts & Sciences