September 2022 Events
First General Body Meeting
Monday, September 12th; 7-8 PM; Zoom; 5 Points
Join us at our first General Body Meeting of the Fall 2022 semester! We will be discussing membership details and process. We will also announce our September events and opportunities.
Current members REQUIRED to join. Prospective members encouraged to join.
Conversations on Diversity and Equity Issues in STEM
Thursday, September 22nd; 5-6 PM; Zoom; 5 Points
We are excited to announce our first event of the Fall 2022 semester! We are proud to host Dominique L. La Barrie and Dr. Stephanie Hawkes to discuss the impact that discrimination has on scholars from marginalized communities, how to buffer against these experiences, and the need for diversifying STEM fields. This event will begin with a presentation led by the speakers and end with a discussion and Q&A.
Study Smarter, Not Harder with Nu Rho Psi
Thursday, September 29th; 4-7 PM; STEM RM 0029; 10 Points
In the midst of exam season, what better way to set yourself up for success than to learn how to study from our study skills expert. Kalyn will be with us only during the first half hour, so don’t miss out!
The remainder of the event will be open to group studying to apply those skills with the help of tutors specialized in the Neuroscience courses (chemistry and biology).
Refreshments will be provided!
April 2022 Events
April Study Day
Tuesday, April 26th; 2-5 PM; Student Center (Hillberry D); 10 Points
Join us Tuesday, April 26th, from 2-5PM, in the second floor of the Student Center (Hillberry D), for our final Study Day of the semester. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet other students and prepare together for your upcoming finals. Refreshments and coffee will be provided!
March 2022 Events
March General Body Meeting
Monday, Feb. 28th; 7 PM EST; via Zoom; 5 Points
Join us for our March GBM as we discuss our upcoming March Events and announce e-board elections and committee applications for 2022-23 .
Surgical Specialty Marathon: Neurosurgery
Join us on Wednesday, March 9th at 6PM EST via Zoom, where we are featuring Dr. Perez Cruet, the Vice President and Professor Director of the Invasive Spine Surgery and Spine Program in the Department of Neurological Surgery at William Beaumont. This will be an informal Q&A session, where we will discuss the background, journey, and challenges of a neurosurgeon. The audience will get the chance to ask any questions to the panelist and will obtain life-long skills necessary for pre-health careers.
Brain Day in Detroit
Brain Day in Detroit is an annual event held in conjunction with Brain Awareness Week that has been held for over 20 years. Volunteers are needed for this event to assist with general help (greeting attendees, organization), with Nu Rho Psi's activities, arts and crafts area, etc! This is a great opportunity to become involved in an event that communicates science to the general public in a very fun way!
March Study Day
Join us for the opportunity to meet other students and study together. Study kits with pencils, highlighters, sticky notes, and snacks will be given to each attendee. Pizza, a variety of snacks, and drinks will be served.
Calm Your Brain with Nu Rho Psi
The mental health event will consist of a meditation and mindfulness exercise, a movement exercise, and art therapy experiential. Through each experiential, participants will learn the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ and gain scientifically-informed stress coping skills that can be used in various settings participants find themselves in. This event will be led by Lana Grasser who is a PhD candidate in the Translational Neuroscience Graduate Program at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine and a graduate student member of our chapter. At the end of the event, we will gift different items to attendees!
February 2022 Events
Careers in Healthcare Panel
Wednesday Feb. 2nd; 7 PM EST; via zoom; 5 Points
Interested in exploring the different fields in healthcare? Join us in our upcoming panel, featuring medical, dental & pharmacy students, where they will be sharing their application processes, personal journeys, & difficulties that come with their respective fields. The audience will get the opportunity to ask any questions they may have and will be provided with study tools/tips. NRP members will earn 5 points for attending the zoom meeting (RSVP link in bio). We look forward to seeing you all there!
Study Day with Nu Rho Psi
Thursday, Feb. 17th; 6 PM EST; via Zoom; 5 Points
Join Nu Rho Psi to get some studying done! Attendees will have the option to join a break out room with their group from our STEM Study Groups Program or stay in the main room for a silent study session. We will be raffling off an "Academics Basket" to attendees that join.
Wednesday Feb. 23rd; 7 PM EST; via Zoom; 5 Points
The chapter's fourth induction ceremony where we will be inducting new members to the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Dean David Strauss, Dean of Students, will be our guest speaker for the event.
January 2022 Events
Nu Rho Psi Informational Session
Thursday Jan. 20th; 6 PM PM EST via zoom
It's virtual WinterFest week! Join us for an informational zoom session to learn more about Nu Rho Psi, how to become a member, and to meet the current board members!
Also, check out our GetInvolved WinterFest Page! https://getinvolved.wayne.edu/organization/wsunurhopsi
Jan/Feb General Body Meeting
Monday Jan. 24th; 7 PM PM EST via zoom
Join us for our first general body meeting for the Winter 2022 semester! We will be sharing upcoming January and February events and opportunities. We will also be announcing the Member of the Fall 2021 Semester and Mentorship Group of the Fall 2021 Semester. This GBM is open to non-members as well to have the opportunity to ask any questions about NRP.
Research Opportunities Info Session
Thursday Jan. 27th; 6 PM PM EST via zoom
Are you interested in research and looking for some great opportunities? Join us to learn about available research programs and open lab positions! We will have students from each research program talk about the application process and their experiences. At the end you will have a chance to ask any research related questions.
December 2021 Events
December General Body Meeting
Monday Dec. 6th; 7 PM PM EST via zoom
Join us at our final general body meeting of the Fall 2021 semester! We will be wrapping up the semester with a fundraising community outreach project and announcing the e-board election results.
Panda Express Virtual Fundraiser
Friday Dec. 10th; ALL DAY
We are partnering with Street Medicine Detroit, a student-run, not for profit organization, committed to serving the unreached homeless population of Detroit. This is the second fundraiser of our fundraising series aimed to donate money for necessary winter supplies for the homeless population Street Medicine serves.
WHERE AND WHEN?
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Select a Location Near You for Pickup or Delivery
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POINTS FOR MEMBERS
Every $5 spent = 5 points (send receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org)
November 2021 Events
Nu Rho Psi Annual Member Meeting
Sunday, Nov. 7; 2-3:30 PM EST via zoom
Each year Nu Rho Psi holds a meeting/social during the Annual Society for Neuroscience meeting for members and all others who are interested in learning about the honor society. Please join us for a celebration of all those who received Nu Rho Psi Awards in 2020-21, learn about opportunities to study neuroscience abroad during the summer of 2022, and help the society by providing suggestions for how we may best serve our membership and support our local chapters. The keynote speaker will be Jennifer Kubota, Ph.D. of the University of Delaware, and her keynote address is The Neuroscience of Racial Bias.
U.S. Food and Drug Career Presentation
Thursday, Nov. 18; 5:30 PM EST via zoom
We will be collaborating with the WSU American Chemical Society (ACS) on a networking and career presentation event. We will be hosting a Toxicologist/Pharmacologist that works at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Maryland. The guest speaker is Dr. Kevin Snyder, PhD, whose academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience. He will discuss how he attained the position that he is currently in and will share tips on pursuing scientific careers in government. At the end, you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Director of Research and Committees Information Session
Wednesday, Nov. 17; 6:30 PM EST via zoom
We are hosting an information session for the new position openings to provide more information on them and answer any questions you may have! We look forward to seeing you there.
Interested in discussing current research in neuroscience with your peers? Join us for our monthly journal club, where students in the mentorship program can dissect and present on peer-reviewed research articles relating to neuroscience! This month’s topic is: Opioids & Addiction. Each session will consist of three 10 minute presentations followed by a 15 minute discussion session, which will be available to sign up on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Pre-Med Information Session
Tuesday, Nov. 30th; 7 PM PM EST via zoom
Join your pre-medical advisors, along with the Directors of Academics in this event about all things pre-med at Wayne State! This event will present all of the information for a pre-med student to know, along with providing vital resources to succeed in your undergraduate career, and to prepare for medical school! There will also be a Q&A session at the end, so be sure to come ready with questions!
October 2021 Events
October General Body Meeting
Friday, October 1st, 2021; 7:00 PM EST; Zoom
The second general body meeting of the semester in which we will be discussing our new and existing programs and October events, fundraisers, and community service opportunities. We will also discuss membership reminders, amendments to the bylaws results, and answer any questions about Nu Rho Psi.
Inducted and Provisional Member Merchandise Packages
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 - Saturday October 2nd, 2021
Silver Package: Free
Nu Rho Psi Certificate and Pin (only available to newly inducted members that pay the dues.)
Gold Package: $30
Nu Rho Psi Framed Certificate and Pin (only available for newly inducted), shirt, lanyard, sticker, and pen.
Platinum Package: $60
All items from Gold Package, sweatshirt, tumbler, mask, drawstring bag and wristband
Neuroscience Career Pathways Panel
Thursday, Oct 7th, 2021; 7 PM Est; Zoom
If you are an undergraduate and wondering what you want to pursue as a career, this is a perfect opportunity for you to attend. This event is designed to showcase the less conventional career pathways one could pursue with any biomedical degree (especially Neuroscience) including business, industry, and education! You will have the opportunity to ask whatever questions you want in the open Q&A session that will be held towards the end. Kindly RSVP using the link in our BIO or on our website. If you are a Nu Rho Psi member, you will receive 5 points for attending and 1 extra point for turning your camera on. We look forward to hosting you!
Thursday, Oct. 14th; 12:00 PM- 2PM Est
The fundraising committee will be hosting a bake sale in October and it will be on the First Floor of the Student Center. There will be apple cider, cider donuts and treats sold!
Fall 2021 Induction Ceremony
Friday, October 22nd, 2021; 7:00 PM EST; Zoom
The chapter's third induction ceremony where we will be inducting new members to the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Our special guest speaker will be Dean Stephanie Hartwell, the dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Are you Smarter than a Grad Student?
Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 2021; 4-5 PM EST; Basement of Student Center
A friendly competition between undergraduate and graduate students, where undergraduate students will go head to head with graduate/medical students on Neuroscience-based questions. As a Nu Rho Psi member, you will get 10 points for attending this social event.
Tuesday, Oct. 26th, 2021; 6 PM Est; Zoom
Meet your neuroscience advisors, plan for winter and learn all about the major in this workshop! There will be a general Q&A along with breakout rooms for one-on-one advising. Make sure to sign-up for the one-on-one sessions as soon as possible because there are limited spots. As a Nu Rho Psi member, you will get 5 points for attending and an extra point for turning your camera on!
September 2021 Events
September General Body Meeting
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021; 7:30 PM EST; Zoom
The first general body meeting of the semester in which we will be discussing our new and existing programs and upcoming events, fundraisers, and community service opportunities. We will also discuss revisions we are making to the bylaws, membership updates, and answer any questions about Nu Rho Psi.
Arts and Crafts with Nu Rho Psi
Monday, September 20th, 2021; 5 PM EST; Student Center
A social event where all Wayne State students get together and meet in an artsy neuroscience fashion. During this event, we will provide mini canvases for a “draw off” - in 4 separate stations, we will have members expressing their creativity through a series of different neuroscience-based materials (includes drawing a neuron, brain, nervous system, memory, etc.). After a given time limit, whoever has the most creative displayed drawing in the station wins a prize.
April 2021 Events
The Faculty Panel will host our very own Nu Rho Psi faculty members including: Dr. Conti, Dr. Brummelte, Dr. Stanley, Dr. Bowen, and Dr. Perrine. They will be speaking on their experiences inside and outside of the lab as a researcher and teacher. There will also be time for questions at the end.
March 2021 Events
The third general body meeting of the semester in which we will be discussing upcoming events including an international panel, Traumatic Brain Injury Research Presentation by the Conti Lab, and a grad student panel. We will also discuss volunteering opportunities, new fundraisers for National Doctors Day, the tentative schedule for the summer research program for high school students, and announcing the available board and committee positions for the 2021-2022 academic year applications. Following the general body meeting we will have breakout rooms with your mentorship group to reflect on events attended this month and plans for March.
Have you ever wondered how health care systems operate in other countries around the globe? What kind of technologies do they use, do they rely on modern or traditional medicine, what the timeline to being a physician looks like, how accessible it is to citizens, and of course, how they handled the pandemic and their vaccine status? Join us, to answer these questions and more, on a medical tour around the globe for an in-depth exploration of what medicine looks like in five different countries. We will host doctors from India, Kenya, Lebanon, Turkey and the United States for a discussion about their experience with the healthcare system in their country, and we will ask a variety of questions in order to get a grasp of what it is like there to compare, contrast, and most importantly learn from each other. In the end, you will have the opportunity to ask them any questions you may have.
Nu Rho Psi will be hosting a Panda Express Virtual Community Fundraiser in efforts to raise money for National Doctors’ Day! All day Wednesday, March 10th, you will be able to order online to ANY Panda Express and use code 902942 in the Coupon Box to indicate you are supporting Nu Rho Psi! Anyone from anywhere nationwide can use the code to support this fundraiser. 28% of sales will go to Nu Rho Psi.
The executive board of Nu Rho Psi will be hosting a one hour drop in coffee hour to chat with our members interested in the upcoming available leadership positions for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. They will answer any questions you may have about the application and interview process, qualifications, responsibilities, and anything else. Join to clarify the application or simply to chat and get to know the executive board.
Everyone needs to know about traumatic brain injury, because it’s more common than people realize and knows no demographic boundaries. In honor of March being Brain Injury Awareness month, we are honored to host Dr. Alana Conti PhD, from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, to present her research on traumatic brain injury which has recently received over one million dollars of funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service in 2020. Join to learn more about the lab research from Dr. Alana Conti and her lab team to better understand this important topic and what a dynamic lab looks like. Afterwards, we will be joined by the president of the Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Michigan for a presentation about how we can play a role in the preventative, advocacy, and volunteerism in this important issue.
Thinking about pursuing neuroscience in graduate school? Hear from our graduate students in various programs at Wayne State! We will have Erin Edwards, Lana Grasser, and Tabitha Moses from the Translational Neuroscience Program and Abigail Myers, Cameron Davidson, and Chela Wallin from the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the panel. There will be an open discussion section at the end of the panel.
February 2021 Events
This package will be going for sale this upcoming week! The package will be Neuroscience Valentine’s themed as oxytocin is also called the “love hormone.” More information on this package can be found on our social media pages (@wsunurhpsi on instagram/twitter/facebook/linkedin).
January 2021 Events