Each summer the Burke Neurological Institute (BNI) welcomes promising undergraduate and high school students with bright futures in the field of neuroscience to its campus. Drs. Dianna E. Willis and Vibhu Sahni, co-directors of the BNI Education Program, are engaging these young neuroscientists and hoping to instill in them a love of scientific enquiry by establishing immersive on campus and remote educational programs for high school and college students.
In a summer camp-like setting from June 25-29, the Friel Lab hosted kids with cerebral palsy (CP) for the NIH-funded clinical trial “Bimanual Training & Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) on Hand Function in Children with Hemiplegia.”
February 11th is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day that celebrates the contributions of women and girls in research globally. BNI promotes the next generation of neuroscientists through our educational programs for high school and college students.