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Program Category: Accepting Mentors, Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, and K-2

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  • Our goal is to bring basic concepts in neuroscience “ e.g., how the brain and nervous system work “ to students in grades K-8 in the Philadelphia area. We hope that our lessons will provide students with an early exposure to an emerging field, and also that we ™ll get students excited to learn about science in general.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Graduate-Led Initiatives and Activities (GLIA)
    Organization Street Address: 3620 Hamilton Walk
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Organization Phone Number: n/a
    Short Description of Organization:

    The University of Pennsylvania Neuroscience Graduate-Led Initiatives and Activities (GLIA) committee is dedicated to the personal and professional development of Penn neuroscience graduate students. We believe that doctoral training in neuroscience is enhanced through extracurricular opportunities including, but not limited to, teaching, volunteering, engaging in community outreach, and presenting independent research.

    Program Street Address: 3620 Hamilton Walk
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply): Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: No

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • Southwest Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • During school

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Less than 2 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    • 7th - 8th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 26-50%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    We have worked with school support and teaching staff in the past to make sure kids with disabilities (hearing loss, ADHD, etc.) can participate fully.

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

    CATEGORIES

    Please select the applicable categories: Accepting Mentors, Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 3 - 6, 7 - 8, and K-2
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