Community Engagement

The CTSN regularly engages in outreach activities in the local communities. In partnership with  the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the CTSN provides access to neuroscience related teaching materials for K-12 outreach activities and faculty and trainee speaking engagements, to encourage younger generations to explore Neuroscience .

The Atlanta Science Festival

Every year, ASF celebrates world-class STEM learning in Metro Atlanta. In partnership with the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, GSU and neuroscience programs across Atlanta, the CTSN is proud to host a booth to share the wonders of neuroscience with children and adults.

Learn more about the Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Brain Bee

Teenage students representing local middle and high schools turnout yearly for this local Brain Bees. In these elimination-style competitions, students answer questions about the functioning of the brain and nervous system one by one until a single winner remains. The champions of each regional Brain Bee are invited to their national Brain Bee to represent their region, and the winner of the annual USA Brain Bee is sent to the annual International Brain Bee to represent the United States of America.

Learn more about the Atlanta Brain Bee

Lending library

The CTSN provides access to preserved brains (human, primates, sheep, etc) as well as other materials and models that are ideal for K-12 outreach activities, undergraduate and graduate classrooms, as well as for special events, lectures, or workshops. All of the materials are housed at Emory National Primate Research Center.  The online catalogue provides a list of available materials which can be checked out by Atlanta area faculty, trainees or staff of the university area for outreach activities.

View and reserve the materials

Faculty speaking engagements

  • CTSN faculty often engage in community engagement, ranging from K-12 school visits, to Science Tavern talks, to presentations to life-long learning senior groups (e.g. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Emory, Rotary Clubs).
  • CTSN faculty are always excited to talk about their research in a community setting. If you are interested in particular CTSN faculty speaking at an outreach engagement, regardless of the age of the audience, please email amenigo@emory.edu or contact the faculty directly.