The ASCEND (Advancing STEM-Community Engagement through Neuroscience Discovery) "NeuroExplorers" program is a semester-long neuroscience learning opportunity at STEM Studio in Jupiter for kids grades 6-8 made possible by the Florida Atlantic University Brain Institute and Stiles-Nicholson Foundation.
Led by professional neuroscientists and their trainees and using cutting-edge educational tools, including hands-on virtual and augmented reality applications, kids will be provided with monthly neuroscience lessons and activities at STEM Studio in Abacoa with intermittent field trips to science labs. In addition, kids will have the opportunity to engage in monthly webcasts to talk about what they learned during their lessons at STEM Studio and podcasts of recent, exciting neuroscience discoveries. Kids will learn about neuroscience, with lessons building from cells to neural networks to brain disorders. Attendees will then graduate as Jr. Neuroscientists on December 18th, 2019.
Who can join: Middle school students ONLY
Program cost: $50 per registrant for the entire semester and includes food, snacks and giveaways. Register below.
Important note: NeuroExplorers is continuous through the semester to create continuity and a community of learners and doers. Students are required to attend all sessions to graduate in December.
Session dates and times: All sessions are on Wednesdays from 4:30–6:15 pm on
September 4th & 18th - Sept 4th session rescheduled to September 13th
October 2nd & 16th
November 6th & 20th
December 4th & 18th
Location: STEM Studio is located in Downtown Abacoa at 1209 Main St. #112 Jupiter, FL 33458
For more information contact Dr. Nicole Baganz
at BIoutreach@fau.edu or call 561.799.8559
For Parent FAQ's click here.
Online registration is now closed. Please call (561) 832-2026 to check if there are still spots available.
**Register below but please note** Once your order goes through, your name is automatically added to our registration list and you do not need to do anything else. You should receive a confirmation email with your order number. Check-in at STEM Studio on dates and times listed above.