Diversity & Outreach/ High School Outreach


The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences is actively involved in science outreach at the high school level. The goal of these outreach programs is to make science fun and exciting by bringing new hands-on activities into the classrooms, and to make teaching and learning science a more enriching and rewarding experience for both students and teachers.

Science teachers from the greater Boston area are invited to:

  • Attend a 5-day summer workshop with lectures on current topics in neuro and cognitive sciences and hands-on laboratory activities.
  • Apply for a six-week summer research internship in a BCS lab at MIT.
  • Bring their honors and advanced placement biology classes to MIT for faculty lectures and hands-on lab activities.
  • Attend monthly faculty lectures at the Whitehead Institute during the school year.
  • Become involved in science curriculum development.

Contact Dr. Mandana Sassanfar by email for further information on these programs (mandana@mit.edu).

Read about past outreach programs!