Georgia State’s national neuroscience honor society inducts inaugural members
ATLANTA – Five Georgia State University students were recently inducted as inaugural members of the university’s national neuroscience honor society – Nu Rho Psi.
On Sept. 24, 2013, neuroscience graduate students Jarod Collens and Kill Weathington; seniors Sepehr Goshayeshi and Sara Khan; and junior Morgan Mosley were sworn in via an official induction ceremony.
“The main objectives of Nu Rho Psi are to increase relations between students and faculty and to spread awareness of neuroscience to the general public. To procure these goals in our chapter, we hope to collaborate with fellow neuroscience students to start an undergraduate student-run journal, which will include a peer review panel. This will help undergraduates expand their knowledge on current research taking place in the field and prepare them for the process of writing scientific papers and going through the publication stages,” said Chapter President Morgan Mosley.
“We are also planning volunteer events including trips to local schools to give brief presentations about the neuroscience field. It is our hope to not only increase awareness of the growing field of neuroscience, but to also have an impact on children who will eventually become the future of neuroscience,” Mosley said.
The chapter, one of only two in the state of Georgia and 35 nationwide, is the result of the tireless efforts of these undergraduate neuroscience students: juniors Norma Hernandez and Lluvia Frias, and seniors Elizabeth Hinton and Shalin Jyotish, along with Michael Black, Ph.D., of the Neuroscience Institute.
“In my three years at Georgia State, I have met some amazing students and professors. I have seen them working long hours in the lab, preparing for classes, and volunteering in the Atlanta science community. So, our main reason for applying for a chapter was to officially recognize and congratulate their efforts,” said Hernandez. “The inaugural members are the face of the neuroscience community at Georgia State University. They will serve as role models for current neuroscience students and will be inspirations for future neuroscience students. It is my hope that with this honor society, we, as a neuroscience community, can encourage the continuous success of these bright GSU students.”
Membership into this honor society is by invitation only and is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who major or minor in neuroscience and who meet other academic qualifications.
For more information about the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, Nu Rho Psi, visit http://www.nurhopsi.org/drupal/.
For more information about the Neuroscience Institute and its undergraduate and graduate programs, visit http://neuroscience.gsu.edu/index.html.