Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience

Mission Statement

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SNCSfN) was formed in 2008 by neuroscientists in Nevada. Our interest is to advance the understanding of the nervous system and to promote education in the neurosciences. Neuroscientists in Nevada have diverse backgrounds ranging from molecular biology to behavior to clinical specialties. This chapter brings them together by hosting local meetings, facilitating attendance at the annual international Society for Neuroscience meeting, and organizing local educational public outreach activities. Membership is open to all neuroscientists and those with an interest in neuroscience residing in Nevada and in the geographical region of the Sierra Nevada. The chapter is an educational, non-profit organization that is supported by membership dues and local sponsors. It is formally chartered by the Society for Neuroscience.

Brain Awareness Week (BAW): March 16th to 22nd, 2020

Our Chapter has already organzied several BAW events in 2020:

Feb 28: Jan Evans High School
March 6: Pine Middle School

Upcoming events:

March 11: Verdi Elementary School
March 12: Vaughn Middle School
March 13: Vaughn Middle School
April 2: Vaughn Middle School
April 7: Spanish Springs High School
April 8: Spanish Springs High School

If you are interested in volunteering or have any BAW ideas, please contact Dr. Amy Altick:

For more information about BAW, click here to reach the SfN web page: