Provde your students with an opportunity for Nu Rho Psi membership by establishing a Chapter at your school:
What is Nu Rho Psi? Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience. Currently, charters have been awarded to 25 chapters in all regions of the United States. The purpose of Nu Rho Psi is to: (1) encourage professional interest and excellence in scholarship, particularly in Neuroscience; (2) award recognition to students who have achieved such excellence in scholarship; (3) advance the discipline of Neuroscience; (4) encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in Neuroscience and related fields; (5) promote career development in Neuroscience and related fields; (6) increase public awareness of Neuroscience and its benefits for the individual and society; and, (7) encourage service to the community.
How is a Nu Rho Psi charter obtained? Accredited Colleges and universities that have established Neuroscience curricula and opportunities for research may apply for a Nu Rho Psi charter and thereby award membership in the honor society consistent with the requirements in the National Constitution and By-Laws. Colleges or universities that are geographically close to one another may choose to apply for a charter as a Cooperative Chapter consisting of members from more than one school. For charter application information, see: http://www.nurhopsi.org/drupal/Apply . Questions? Contact Dr. Mickley (the Executive Director) at the National Office, Baldwin-Wallace College: email@example.com
Who may join? Membership is by invitation and is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of Neuroscience one of their major interests and who meet rigorous academic qualifications. Nu Rho Psi is also open to qualifying Neuroscience faculty and alumni of Neuroscience programs.
What are the benefits of membership? Nu Rho Psi membership recognizes academic excellence and high quality research done in the interdisciplinary field of Neurosceince. Members of Nu Rho Psi are eligible for travel grants to attend the annual Society for Neuroscience and Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience meetings. News and information about the society is available to members via the Nu Rho Psi online newsletter. Nu Rho Psi membership is a springboard for the networking of like-minded colleagues interested in the study of the brain. As this new Society transitions to a regional structure over the next few years, there will be regional and national meetings where neuroscientists from around the country will gather to share scientific findings. As approved by the National Council, research grants and other opportunities for professional growth of the members will become available.