About FUN

FUN is an international organization that is focused on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level. FUN’s members and supporters include businesses and organizations; private liberal arts colleges, state and research university departments and programs; and individual faculty and students, all sharing a common interest in undergraduate neuroscience.  Our partners include:
Our Mission
  • Enhancing undergraduate participation in research and the presentation of research at the SFN meeting
  • Disseminating innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education
  • Recognizing excellence in undergraduate neuroscience education
  • Developing national and regional networks that enhance undergraduate neuroscience education and research and faculty development
Our mission is made possible through the generous support of our individual members, organizational members, and contributing members.  In particular the generous support of the companies and institutions who are contributing members make our Travel Award progam possible.

**FUN Events at SFN 2015 in Chicago, IL.**

(Check back soon for updates and further information)

  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Executive Council Meeting 
    • Sun, 10/18/2015, 7:30-10:00 pm
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Business Meeting
    • Mon, 10/19/2015, 7:00-8:00 am - Hyatt Regency, 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601, Crystal Room C
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Social: Poster Presentations, Awards & Social
    • Mon, 10/19/2015, 6:45-8:45 pm - Location: McCormick Place: North, Level 2 Mezzanine (Room: N 228).
    • The program for this year's social is now available. Click Here!

  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Booth
    • Sunday - Wednesday, October 18-21, #2171, 2173, 2175
  • Professional Development conversations on a variety of topics have been planned during SfN.  During the morning and afternoon sessions, a FUN Executive Committee member will facilitate a conversation in the FUN booth.  Feel free to stop to discuss any, or all of the following topics:
    • Sun 10-11 am: Lisa Gabel, Lafayette College:  What can Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) do for you?
    • Sun 2-3 pm:  Katherine Mickley Steinmetz, Wofford College: Strategies to land a job at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI).

      Mon 10-11 am: Amy Jo Stavnezer, College of Wooster:  How do you fund animal care and veterinary staff at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUI)?

      Mon 1-2 pm: Dorothy Kozlowski, DePaul University: How to design a successful research program that engages undergraduate students.

      Mon 2-3 pm: M. Jade Zee, Northeastern UniversityHow and why to charter a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the neuroscience honor society.

      Tues 10-11 am: Lisa Gabel, Lafayette College: Find out about the 2-year competitive Equipment Loan Program funded by Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN).

      Tues 2-3 pm:  Elaine Reynolds, Lafayette College:  Best practices on designing an undergraduate Neuroscience program (major, minor or concentration).

      Wed 10-11 am:  Tracie Paine, Oberlin University:  Do I want a job, and how would I prepare for a job, at a primarily undergraduate institution (PUI)?

Previous FUN Events at SFN 2014 can be viewed here

 FUN Supported Programs
The Journal of Underdergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) is a publication of the Faculty of Undergraduate Neuroscience.  JUNE is an online journal for undergraduate neuroscience faculty that publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education. JUNE serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information regarding topics such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods.
  Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.
  The SOMAS-URM (Support Of Mentors And their Students from UnderRepresented Minorities) program supports the research of junior faculty and students from predominantly undergraduate institutions.
Educational Resources in Neuroscience, an online database of teaching resources for higher education in neuroscience.