Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP)
The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) at Rockefeller University is a two-week course aimed at introducing talented and enthusiastic high school students to the brain. Led by graduate students, the program takes a look at the most current research in neuroscience, in an effort to understand how our brain works and how it relates to our daily life. In addition to the series of highly interactive lectures, students present fun and fascinating journal articles to their classmates. Students also visit research laboratories, dissect brains, and design and conduct neuroscience experiments.
SNP 2013 will take place during the weeks of August 19-30, meeting Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Classes are held at the Rockefeller University in Manhattan (Map), and all expenses are covered, including metro passes, meals, and school supplies throughout the program.
We seek motivated, mature, and inquisitive students, irrespective of previous scholastic achievement or interest level in science. To be eligible for participation, students must be enrolled in a New York City public school, and must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the program -- we cannot make exceptions! Students must be nominated by a teacher or mentor, and a subset of nominated students will be contacted by the SNP directors to arrange an interview.
- About SNP
- Our Teaching Philosophy
- Meet the SNP Directors
- Sample Course Schedule (PDF)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Nominate a Student
Contact SNP Directors: