The Youth Neuroscience Association of Charlotte (YNAC) is a community for high school students to learn and grow as they pursue their interests and passion for neuroscience. YNAC aims to introduce students to the excitement of scientific inquiry and enable them to explore the wonders of the brain. The chapter is open to high school students in the Charlotte metropolitan area and will meet monthly at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Interested students can apply for membership at https://forms.gle/G5pnwdNqKn9NayY57.
As a YNAC member, you will have the opportunity to:
- Learn about neuroscience and explore career pathways
- Participate in hands-on activities, including dissections, experiments, and more
- Participate in lab tours with researchers
- Engage in seminars, competitions, and journal club meetings
- Volunteer to teach younger students about the brain
- Make friends who are also interested in neuroscience
Our group meets monthly on Saturday 10:30 am – 12 noon
Upcoming Meeting Dates (Tentative):
September 23 – Dr. Funk will present about Alzheimer’s disease.
October 21 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s held downtown https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2023/NC-WesternCarolina?fr_id=16705&pg=entry. Check out our team page to join or donate to the Alzheimer’s Association: http://act.alz.org/goto/YNAC
November 4 – Screening of “Still Alice” to carry through our theme of Alzheimer’s disease this semester. Please note that this meeting will probably run a little long due to the length of the movie.
December 2 – Clinical diagnostic simulations
YNAC is a chapter of the International Youth Neuroscience Association. Find out more about IYNA here: https://youthneuro.org/
Find us on Twitter @youthneuroclt and Instagram @youthneuroclt
Questions? Reach out to Veda Dayananda (Chapter President) at email@example.com or Dr. Kristen Funk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the photos from our recent meetings!