Registration is now OPEN!
2023 Brain Camp Dates: July 24 - August 4
Brain Camp 2022 was a BLAST!
Let's do it again next year?
UCI Brain Camp is a summer program for middle and high school students that offers an opportunity for immersion in neuroscience. The 2-week full-day camp will feature lectures and seminars, workshops, laboratory tours, dissections and other hands-on activities and experiments. 2023 Brain Camp dates are M-F July 24-August 4.
- Explore topics such as:
- Brain and spinal cord anatomy
- Sensation and perception
- Learning and memory
- Brain-machine interface
- Comparative neuroanatomy
- Participate in hands-on laboratory work to explore the latest tools, techniques and technologies that are used in neuroscience laboratories at UC Irvine including:
- Brain Imaging
- Animal models
- Participate in workshops on topics such as:
- Experimental design
- Data analysis
- Scientific Communication and public speaking
- 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 of the program, students will design experiments, analyze data and present their work to their families as well as to an audience of UC Irvine neuroscience faculty and students.
2023 Registration Fee
$2150.00 - Includes camp fee, camp shirt, snack, lunch and all materials.
Registration for summer 2023 is now OPEN (click here to register). Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
Refunds will be accepted up until 30 days before the first day of camp, minus a 20% processing fee. Refunds requested within 30 days before the first day of camp will be granted a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted within 14 days before the first day of camp, unless a replacement can be found in which case a refund will be granted minus a 20% processing fee.
The UCI Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is thankful for the generous support of the Friends of the CNLM. This avid group of supporters has made it possible for the Center to offer need-based scholarships for the 2022 Brain Camp. Click here to apply for a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis through May.
Meet the Brain Camp Director
Manuella Oliveira Yassa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and her Master's Degree in Social Ecology with a focus on science education at UC Irvine. Prior to joining UCI as Director of Outreach and Education, Manuella taught middle school science in Baltimore City where she fell in love with neuroscience education. Manuella founded UCI Brain Camp in 2019 as the only neuroscience summer camp in Orange County and one of only a handful in the world. In addition to her roles at UCI, Manuella serves on the Education Advisory Committee for the Irvine Unified School District.
Manuella may be reached at: