Send a Camper to Brain Camp
Not many people have seen a brain, much less studied one. However, high school students will have the opportunity of a lifetime this summer when the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts hosts their annual Auburn University Brain Camp.
Our goal of $6,050 will cover the cost of attendance for 11 campers.
AU Brain Camp is a fun, interactive camp for young leaders who are rising juniors and seniors in high school, or about to enter their freshman year of college, to get hands-on experience using advanced technology and to learn from distinguished professors in the field of neuroscience.
Students will practice different techniques used by neuroscientists, such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), which shows the brain’s neural tracks and assists in constructing 3-D replicas of the brain.
The most memorable experience will be an introduction to functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The Department of Psychology partners with the Auburn University MRI Research Center (AUMRIRC) to give each student the chance to map human brain functions.
Students will be led by two faculty members—Jeff Katz, Ph.D. (Alumni Professor), and Jennifer Robinson, Ph.D. (Associate Professor).