Laying the groundwork for success in neuroscience


Summer 2021 will feature TWO Brain Camp sessions!
Session 1: June 28 - July 9 (for middle schoolers)
Session 2: July 19 - July 30 (for high schoolers)

Registration opens December 15, 2020
Space is limited! Early registration is strongly encouraged.


Brain Camp will take place on the UC Irvine campus at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.

Camp Info

UCI Brain Camp is a summer program middle and high school students that offers an opportunity for immersion in neuroscience. The 2-week full-day program will feature lectures and seminars, workshops, laboratory tours and, of course, a wide variety of hands-on laboratory activities. Students will have an opportunity to:

  • Explore topics such as:
    • Brain and spinal cord anatomy
    • Sensation and perception
    • Learning and memory
    • Brain-machine interface
    • Neuropathology
    • Neuropharmacology
    • Comparative neuroanatomy
  • Tour laboratories to explore the latest tools, techniques and technologies that are used in neuroscience laboratories at UC Irvine including:
    • Electrophysiology
    • Brain Imaging
    • Animal models
    • Optogenetics
    • DREADDs
  • Participate in workshops on topics such as:
    • Experimental design
    • Data analysis
    • Scientific Communication and public speaking
    • Neuroethics
  • Interact with world-renowned neuroscience professors, PhD students and undergraduates to gain insight into college life and the possible careers in neuroscience.
  • Develop the tools and skills necessary for success in college coursework.

During the second week, students will design experiments, analyze data and present their work to an audience of UC Irvine neuroscience faculty and students as well as the campers' families.


$2150.00 - Includes lunch and all materials for one two-week camp.
Participants are responsible for transportation and housing. The program does not provide housing.

Contact Information

For more information about the program and curriculum, please contact:
Manuella Yassa
Director of Outreach and Education
(949) 824-5193