Annual Neuroscience Retreat
At this event, held in the beautiful mountains north of North Georgia, Neuroscience faculty and students get together to discuss issues of importance and have a blast, all in the same weekend. Morning talks are followed by afternoon volleyball, Randy Hall's fabulous trivia contest, and a GIN-hosted party that usually lasts deep into the night. Faculty members have been known to demonstrate amazing breakdancing abilities at this party, so it is an event not to miss.
Spring Neuroscience Seminar
GIN plans and hosts the annual "Excellence in Neuroscience" Lecture. This event is held in March or April and features a general interest lecture on a neuroscience-related topic from a visiting speaker. The event is open to the entire Emory community as well as the broader Atlanta neuroscience community, and refreshments are served.
Several times a semester, GIN hosts mixers where neuroscience students can socialize while enjoying excellent beer and tons of snacks. There is a foosball table that adds to the fun, and on Halloween there is a costume contest (we even had a visit from the Duff Beer guy this year, to everyone's delight.)
Brain Awareness Campaign
GIN supports the Atlanta-area campaign to raise public awareness about the value of neuroscience research by teaching lessons at local elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools, and by serving as organizers or judges for neuroscience-themed high school competitions. Graduate students visit schools year round, and GIN organizes special trips to visit schools during March as part of Brain Awareness Week.
Undergraduate Mentors Program
There is an undergraduate Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology program at Emory, and in the past GIN has been involved in matching NBB undergraduates with Neuroscience PhD students for mentoring and research opportunities.