Education & Outreach

The Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science is committed to facilitating and sponsoring outreach events for all educational levels and backgrounds. Browse through these resources to discover the wealth of brain science in Rhode Island, as well as STEM outreach and education resources available through Brown University.

Brain Week RI

Brain Week RI is a week-long series of events held annually in March during Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research and to bring scientists, educators and artists together with the community to discover the vast wonders of the brain. The Carney Institute is a sponsor of Brain Week RI, and organizes educational visits to local schools and other brain science-centered events, such as Brown University’s annual Brain Fair. 

Brown Brain Bee

The Brown University Brain Bee is a competition designed to introduce high school students to the field of neuroscience. During the competition, students are tested on their knowledge of various aspects of the brain, such as learning and memory, sleep, addiction, movement, and neurological disorders.

STEM Outreach Resource (SOURCE) Database

Brown University's STEM Outreach Resource (SOURCE) database provides a comprehensive list of STEM-related programs and resources, including cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and engineering.

The Bioluminescence Hub

Our NeuroNex Technology Bioluminescence Hub provides education at many levels and is an example of how a unifying concept can be used to bridge disciplinary boundaries, while illustrating core ideas in STEM content and practice.