Are you interested in learning about the brain and how it works?

Are you a scientist interested in teaching others about the brain?

St. Louis Neuroscience Outreach seeks to connect the general public with scientists who study the brain. This page serves as a directory of neuroscience-related events, programs & opportunities in the greater St. Louis area.  Use the above tabs to navigate the site and  find resources and ways to get involved.

Students in a classroom

Featured program

Brain Discovery is a school-based outreach program that brings neuroscientists into 4th-6th grade classrooms to lead hands-on experiments and activities, allowing students to experience the scientific process through explorations of the brain and nervous system.

In the first session of “Ask a Neuroscientist,” neuroscientists at Washington University in St. Louis answer some of the frequently asked questions by Brain Discovery’s 4th-6th grade students.


There are not currently any upcoming events scheduled. Please check back for new events to be added.

In the meantime, if you’d like to explore campus events, please visit Happenings at WashU.

Outreach spotlight

Glia: Unsung heroes of the nervous system

Read about astrocytes, microglia, and satellite glial cells in Science Today, written by Katie Lefton, graduate student and STLNOIG Coordinator.

St. Louis Area Brain Bee Featured on Fox 2 St. Louis! Watch WashU undergraduates and Brain Bee Coordinators Arjun Nair and Sriharsha Gonuguntla demonstrate a brain-machine interface and describe the Brain Bee.

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