May 20, 2016
Seven students were recently inducted into Susquehanna University's charter chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the national honor society for neuroscience students.
Charter members of Susquehanna's Epsilon chapter of Nu Rho Psi are 2016 graduate Lauren Beck, of Manchester, N.J.; junior Justice Bufford, secretary, of Menifee, Calif.; junior Chloe Eisenhuth, vice president, of Watsontown, Pa.; junior Alexa Iannitelli, co-president, of Stewartsville, N.J.; junior Emily Malak, treasurer, of Shavertown, Pa.; junior Kelsey Miller, of Muir, Pa.; and junior Janeily Perez, co-president, of Chambersburg, Pa.
Members are planning outreach activities on campus about brain-related issues such as concussions/traumatic brain injury and sleep deprivation. They will also work with local schools or senior centers during Brain Awareness Week (March 2017) to educate about brain science.
"This is an excellent complement to our growing neuroscience program and an opportunity to recognize the academic achievements of these students," said Jennifer Asmuth, assistant professor of psychology.
Membership in the honor society requires a 3.5 GPA in neuroscience courses and a 3.2 GPA overall. Nu Rho Psi offers both regional and national meetings enabling Susquehanna students to join other young scientists from around the country to share their research findings. Nu Rho Psi also offers competitive travel awards for members to attend and present their work at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. Research grants and chapter activity grants further support career-building opportunities for students.