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Help Provide Behavioral Neuroscience Undergrad Summer Research!

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Project ended on May 06, at 12:00 AM PDT
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Help Provide Behavioral Neuroscience Undergrad Summer Research!

Experience working in a laboratory has been a game-changer for our students being able to gain entrance to medical and graduate programs, and land biomedical research jobs. Unfortunately, only a few are financially able to volunteer their time and gain valuable research experience during college. The creation of a Behavioral Neuroscience Program undergraduate summer research stipend will help increase opportunities for students to participate in research with the goal of increasing diversity in the field

The purpose of this fund is to hopefully provide four $6,000 summer research stipends for an undergraduate students in the Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) major currently volunteering in a BNS faculty lab. Whenever possible, the recipients would demonstrate financial need, interested in pursuing a graduate degree, and be from an underrepresented group ( e.g. racial or ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, from low income households and first-generation college students, LGBTQ+ individuals). 

Please make your gift today to provide research stipends to a BNS student who needs it to grow their career and passion in the field. Anything we are able to raise over $24,000 we will save up to create a future endowment to provide summer research stipends every year immemorial!

"Volunteering in Dr. Kaplan’s lab as an undergraduate student has been an extremely rewarding experience. I have been able to cultivate knowledge through my classes in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program and apply it in a laboratory environment. My research focus in lab consists of investigating the therapeutic potential of cannabidiol as means of treating autism spectrum disorder. In addition to conducting behavioral experiments, I have the opportunity to expand my laboratory techniques to the molecular level learning electrophysiology and Western blotting. Through this opportunity, I have gained valuable skills for future research and clinical practice as I continue my education after Western."

- Jenika Staben


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Provide 1/6th of a whole stipend for a student and we will happily recognize your generosity on our website.



If you are able to provide an entire research stipend we would be honored to name that stipend after you and recognize you on our website.

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