Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach (CUNO) seeks to foster a lifelong interest in the brain and in science among New York City school students and the general public. Scientists at all training and professional levels are encouraged to bring their expertise of the brain and the extraordinary resources of the university to non-university settings. As a Zuckerman Institute Public Programs partner, CUNO believes that bringing scientists to education and bringing science to children results in a rich experience that both enhances the communication ability of scientists and improves the scientific literacy of citizens.
CUNO grew out of a small group of Columbia graduate students who began visiting local New York City classrooms in 2005, teaching short workshops about the brain in the spirit of Brain Awareness Week. CUNO has greatly expanded since, and are always looking for new volunteers and new classes to visit.
To learn more, please visit columbiabrains.org.