The Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience is dedicated to:

- providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and ideas between Chicago-area neuroscientists

- offering educational resources and opportunities for teachers, students and the public at large through community outreach

Each Spring, the Chapter sponsors an Annual Meeting designed to bring scientists, teachers, students and the public together to learn about and discuss the latest advances in Neuroscience research and education.

We also sponsor the annual Chicago Brain Bee which gives area high schools students an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge about brain science. Contact the Chapter Secretary for more information.

These efforts are supported by volunteers and members. We also accept support in the form of contributions from the community.

If you would like to become a sustaining member and part of this ongoing mission, you can become a sponsor . With your permission, we will honor your contribution with acknowledgment on our website and in the meeting program. Corporate and Academic contributor will be provided space to be an exhibitor at our annual meeting to promote their products and programs if they choose to do so.

Donations such as yours are used to fund the nationally recognized scientists invited to our general symposia as well as the Presidential Symposium. Your donation also helps support Academic competitions at the following levels:

- Chicago Brain Bee - Students from the Chicago area compete on “brain facts” and the winner receives a cash prize.

- Undergraduate level - Poster presentation competition. All students receive a certificate of recognition, and the winner receives a cash prize

- Doctoral Level - Graduate Student Symposium. Students from graduate programs in Chicago compete in a short-talk format. The winner receives a cash prize and the nomination for the Chapter Travel award to attend the National meeting to present his/her work. Finalists receive certificates of recognition.

- Postdoctoral Poster competition - Postdoctoral students from Universities in the Chicago area compete in a poster presentation format. The three finalists receive certificates of recognition; the winner receives a cash prize and the nomination for the Chapter Travel award to attend the National meeting.