Engaging high school students in neuroscience research -through an e-internship program
10.12688/f1000research.10570.2. eCollection 2017.
Engaging high school students in neuroscience research -through an e-internship
Crusio WE(1), Rubino C(2), Delprato A(2).
(1)BioScience Project, Wakefield, USA; University of Bordeaux, Institut de
Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine (UMR 5287), Pessac Cedex,
France; CNRS, Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine
(UMR 5287), Pessac Cedex, France.
(2)BioScience Project, Wakefield, USA.
In this article, we describe the design and implementation of an e-internship
program that BioScience Project offers high school students over the summer.
Project topics are in the areas of behavioral neuroscience and brain disorders.
All research, teaching, and communication is done online using open access
databases and webtools, a learning management system, and Google apps. Students
conduct all aspects of a research project from formulating a question to
collecting and analyzing the data, to presenting their results in the form of a
scientific poster. Results from a pilot study involving fifteen students indicate
that students are capable of successfully completing such a project, and benefit
both intellectually and professionally from participating in the e-internship
Conflict of interest statement: Competing interests: No competing interests were