Akhil Kondepudi, who won the St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB), and other competitors
Congratulations to Akhil Kondepudi, a local high school junior who won not only the St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) in 2018 but also went on to win the national Brain Bee! 

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K-12 students

  • Brain Discovery – an outreach program that pairs neuroscientists with local 4th-6th grade classrooms to lead students in hands-on experiments exploring the brain and nervous system, with a focus on the scientific process and careers in science.
  • The Young Scientist Program – a graduate student group that offers a variety of science demonstrations to local K-12 schools, as well as mentoring and summer internships for high school students.
  • Synapse Education – an undergraduate student group that visits local 4th-8th grade classes to present demonstrations on a variety of neuroscience topics.
  • St. Louis Area Brain Bee (SLABB) – an annual neuroscience competition for high school students, sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience.
  • Camp Neuro – a week-long summer program for high school students interested in the brain and nervous system, run by Washington University School of Medicine students.
  • The Amazing Brain Carnival – a Saturday event hosted by the St. Louis Science Center twice per year, featuring neuroscience-related talks and demonstrations for all ages.


  • BP-ENDURE – an NIH-sponsored neuroscience summer research opportunity open to undergraduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences.