Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP)

The Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) at Rockefeller University is a two-week course aimed at introducing talented and enthusiastic high school students to the brain. Led by graduate students, the program takes a look at the most current research in neuroscience in an effort to understand how our brain works and how it relates to our daily life. In addition to the series of highly interactive lectures, students present fun and fascinating journal articles to their classmates. Students also visit research laboratories, dissect brains, and design and conduct neuroscience experiments.

The SNP 2014 deadline for nominations is April 15, 2014.
Nominated students should expect to hear about interviews by May 1.
Interviewed students should expect to receive a final decision by May 15.


SNP 2014 will take place during the weeks of August 18-29, meeting Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. Classes are held at the Rockefeller University in Manhattan (Map), and all expenses are covered, including MTA passes, meals, and school supplies throughout the program. 

We seek motivated, mature, and inquisitive students, irrespective of previous scholastic achievement or interest level in science. To be eligible for participation, students must be enrolled in a New York City public school, and must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the program -- we cannot make exceptions! Students must be nominated by a teacher or mentor, and a subset of nominated students will be contacted by the SNP directors to arrange an interview.

Contact SNP Directors: