As neuroscientists, each of us has the privilege and responsibility to devote some of our time working as “citizen scientists,” to advance public understanding of neuroscience and neuroscience research, and influence public science policy. Our efforts to improve the public’s understanding and appreciation of neuroscience research can reap great benefits for both our field and society in general through maintained research funding, future cures, and sustained prosperity. We encourage you to get involved in neuroscience outreach events organized by the CNUP outreach committee. Participation in these events not only brings the satisfaction of sharing knowledge and excitement about the brain, but also provides an excellent opportunity to act as an advocate for neuroscience research to the public, including school children, voters, and taxpayers. CNUP outreach activities for the current academic year are already underway, but there are still lots of opportunities for you to get involved.
If you are interested in joining the CNUP outreach and advocacy efforts, please contact Hali Hetz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drs. Alan Sved and Peter Strick, CNUP Co-Directors