Get Involved

So, you've joined FUN..... what next?

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Join the conversation:
    • Register your email with the FUN listserv.  You can use this list to join in the conversation--send queries out to FUN members, post announcements, share teaching tips, etc.
    • Watch your email for the quarterly FUN newsletter and other announcements.  Be sure funfaculty@gmail.com is marked by your mail program as a safe sender.
  • Connect with FUN members:
    • Each year at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting, FUN organizes a range of activities: a poster-session and social for undergraduate researchers, a FUN booth with merchandise and conversation, and much more.  Each year details will be posted here.
    • Every 3 years FUN organizes a FUN workshop.  The next workshop will be July 31 to Aug 2 2020 at Davidson College (there is also an optional pre-conference workshop focused on lab activities).  Registration is open!  You can also browse the materials from previous workshops here.
    • FUN members also organize a range of regional neuroscience meetings.  Details on some are here.
  • Be heard:
    • Submit to the FUN newsletter--we publish teaching tips, resource reviews, perspectives, reports on brain awareness week activities, and much more.  Inquire or send submissions to newsletter@funfaculty.org.
    • Submit a paper to JUNE, the online peer-reviewed journal of neuroscienc education.  FUN members have reduced page fees (which are modest ot begin with).  JUNE is indexed in Pubmed. 
  • Volunteer to:
    • Review papers with JUNE
    • Serve as a travel-award judge (email president@funfaculty.org for details and to volunteer)
    • Serve as an equipment-loan judge.  Details on the program are here.  Email the current program chairs for details and to volunteer. 
    • Help out with keeping FUN's social media presence fresh or help with developing new content for the FUN website.  Email webmaster@funfaculty.org.
    • Be part of the newsletter editorial staff.  Email newsletter@funfaculty.org.
    • Stand for election in the executive board.  Email secretary@funfaculty.org to find out about standing for election, the nomination process, election timeline, etc.
  • Apply:
    • For one of your students for a travel award to SFN.  Details are here.
    • For a travel award for a brain-awareness week travel award to SFN.  Details are here.


FUN Partners

The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education is the scholarly voice of FUN.
Nu Rho Psi is the national honor's society for undergraduate neuroscience majors.