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The ASCEND (Advancing STEM-Community Engagement through Neuroscience Discovery) NeuroExplorers program is a semester-long learning opportunity at STEM Studio in Jupiter for kids grades 6-8 made possible by the Florida Atlantic University Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

Led by professional neuroscientists and their trainees, using cutting-edge educational tools including hands-on virtual and augmented reality applications, participants will be provided biweekly neuroscience lessons and activities virtually. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to learn outside of STEM Studio through virtual resources including podcasts featuring recent neuroscience discoveries, brain games, and 360o science videos. Participants will learn about neuroscience with lessons building from cells, to neural networks, to brain disorders. Attendees will graduate as Jr. Neuroscientists and meet active neuroscientists on a lab tour!

The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute ASCEND program makes health its top priority, and we strive to ensure the health and well-being of our participants. We will monitor the COVID-19 reports closely throughout the semester and make changes to the program accordingly.

Who can join: Middle school students ONLY

Program cost: $50 per registrant for the entire semester. 

Important note: NeuroExplorers is continuous throughout the semester to create continuity and a community of learners and doers. Students are required to attend all sessions to graduate in May.

Location: In-person at STEM Studio: 1209 Main Street, Unit 112, Jupiter, FL 33458.


** Registration for Neuroexplorers is now closed. Please check back for Fall 2022 session information**


For more information please email or visit the ASCEND website, here

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REGISTRATION: Add the number of participants to the cart below and continue with the checkout process. **Before you register** Please note that once your order goes through, your name is automatically added to our list and you do not need to do anything else. You should receive a confirmation email with your order number.