About FUN

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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 2014**
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Executive Council Meeting 
    • Sun, 11/16/2014, 7:00-9:30 pm
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Business Meeting
    • Mon, 11/17/2014, 7:00-8:00 am - Location: Marriott Marquis - Room: LaDroit/Shaw (combined rooms)
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Social: Social, Awards, & Poster Presentations
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Booth
    • FUN Booth # 3422, 3424, and 3426 - Sunday - Wednesday, November 16-19

FUN Booth Informational Sessions-Informal discussion of topics of interest to you

How can FUN help YOU: Student Travel Grants and the Equipment Loan Program  Sun 10 am  with Lisa Gabel and Jeff Smith

NuRhoPsi-The National Honor Society in Neuroscience.  Come to the Nu Rho Psi information session for faculty/students at schools considering applying for a Nu Rho Psi charter, or come to ask any questions about Nu Rho Psi.     Mon 11 am with Andy Mickley, Graham Cousens, Eric Wiertelak and Zoe Hesp

Designing an undergraduate neuroscience program  Mon 1 pm with Elaine Reynolds

How to prepare for a career at a small liberal arts college  Tues 10 am with Hewlet McFarlane

 
 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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