Academic - LAS


The purpose of the Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization is to provide an enriching environment for interaction amongst graduate students outside the classroom and the laboratory.


Constitution / Tier

File NGSOConstitution3.docx
Tier Student Organization - Registered

Membership Information

Student Members 10
ISU Members 4
Non-ISU Members 0
Allowed Members Individuals interested in Neuroscience
Allowed Officers Graduate Student in the Neuroscience Program
Membership Qualifications Any individual interested in the field of Neuroscience is welcome to join; however, officer positions are reserved to graduate students in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program.
Membership Restrictions N/A
Elections/Selection Elections take place at the annual Neuroscience Research Day in September, each fall.
Meetings Meetings occur once a month for officers and at least twice a year for general members.

Description of Regular Meetings/Activities

Officers will meet once a month to discuss fundraising and outreach events. Meetings with the general membership will take place during the fall event, Neuroscience Research Day and in the spring at the Neuroscience Retreat. Other meetings with the general NGSO members may occur during the year. Activities for this organization include, but are not limited to, Brain Day for Kids, Cafe Scientifique, Meals with Mentors, Pajama Day, Girls in Science Festival, and the annual Brain Day at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI).

Description of Special Events

The Brain Day for Kids will occur for the first time in January 2017, in the Molecular Biology Building. This event is put on by members of the NGSO and consists of various brain-related activities for kids between the ages of 3-15. During this event, we will also show a children's movie related to the field of Neuroscience.
We are planning the first ever Brain Day in conjunction with the Science Center of Iowa volunteer coordinators. This event will take place in the Spring of 2017 and will be an entire day filled with various Neuroscientific activities for all age ranges, from young children to adult. We are hoping to spark public interest in the field of Neuroscience and to bring more light to wonderful Central Nervous System!