Outreach

InterAxon

First established at the University of Southern California, InterAxon is a program where BU undergraduate neuroscience majors visit local high schools to teach students about neuroscience.  Through interactive presentations and and activities, the club strives to spark enthusiasm for the brain, and science in general, by offering a unique exposure to the field. InterAxon is a great opportunity for undergraduates interested neuroscience, psychology, and other sciences to offer and apply their knowledge in a rewarding experience. Members will receive hands-on teaching experience helping to design their own presentations, create posters and props, and join BU’s larger mission to create a stronger bond to the Boston community.

NE 099 and Monthly Visits

To enrich the pipeline of students from under-resourced backgrounds, we offer a hands-on after-school neuroscience lab course on campus for students enrolled in neighboring local Boston Public High Schools (Fenway, English, Brighton, and Charlestown), and host monthly, half-day laboratory experiences (“Neuroscience Day”) for high school science classes from surrounding communities. A subset of students who successfully complete the after-school course are then given an opportunity to work in labs on campus during the summer.

 

Sherill House Volunteer Center

Sherrill House volunteers are an important part of our community life, and contribute in many ways to the well-being of our residents, patients, families and staff. And each volunteer, in his or her unique way, benefits from the warmth, friendship and appreciation they receive in return.  The Director of Volunteer Services orients and trains each volunteer, and matches volunteers with rewarding opportunities that are meaningful to them and to our residents and patients.

Sherill House Website.