Having a center with a dual research and outreach mission means that people in our labs have many opportunities to share their work with non-expert audiences. Students, fellows and staff in the center - as well as scientists from neighboring labs and departments - are invited to participate in our outreach programs whenever possible, and to suggest ideas for new programs. Some ways to get involved include:

  • Discuss your work with undergraduates in our Wintersession program
  • Discuss your work with science teachers in our summer high school teacher workshop
  • Design or run 'brain stations' for brain awareness programs for middle school children, for events done in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Consider science communications training offered by our colleagues at the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA
  • Offer a job shadow opportunity or just chat with high school students interested in science careers
  • Mentor a high school student or undergraduate researcher
  • Attend Conte Colloquia on Mental Health or Museum of Science brain talks, suggest ideas for future speakers
  • Sign up for "Gradwagon" - a program sponsored by our colleagues in the Life Sciences Outreach Program at Harvard

More ideas? Email conte AT

Conte Tea Times:
If you'd like to share your research and outreach results or plans with other center members, consider hosting a "Conte Team Time" - an informal, small group event where you can give a brief introduction to your work and exchange ideas over tea and snacks.      
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