Forging a partnership between high school and university: Teaching neuroscience to young women scientists

<div> <div> <div> <p>Croft, K. E., Ahuja, S.**, Wechsler, E. V.**, Fishel, B. R., Kurczek, J., Duff, M. C., & Tranel, D. (2012, October). Forging a partnership between high school and university: Teaching neuroscience to young women scientists (FFF50). <i>Poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience Conference</i>, New Orleans, LA.</p><p>Researchers at the University of Iowa and The Hockaday School, an all girls K-12 independent school in Dallas, Texas, formed a partnership to expose high school students to rigorous research methods in order to bolster support for high-achieving females joining the STEM disciplines, as well as prime them for more challenging science university curricula. This partnership is a unique opportunity for girls to experience science first-hand by fully immersing themselves in a neuroscience research laboratory and acquiring graduate-level knowledge and skills in neuroscience, a highly-multidisciplinary STEM field. </p> </div> </div> </div>