May 8 May 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday Sat

Join us to hear insights from your peers about neuroscience, psychology and mental health!

Registration Deadline is Thursday, May 6.


Neuroscience Virtual Forum

Stanford High School

Have a neuroscience project you are working on that you are passionate about and want to share with a group of students across the country that have similar interest as you? 

Join our first ever Stanford High School Neuroscience Virtual Forum! 

  • If selected, you will have the opportunity to present your own work related to neuroscience, psychology, and/or mental health to a National audience. This could be research, a topic or project you learned about in school, or something you've researched for fun.
  • Maybe you designed an app, created a curriculum, or wrote a paper focusing on neuroscience. This forum will allow you to enhance your presentation skills and gain exposure to a myriad of topics in the neuroscience field.
  • Prizes will be awarded! 


Keynote Speakers

Casey H. Halpern, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Casey Halpern's work focuses on the surgical treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy with particular emphasis on minimally invasive surgical approaches, as well as neurostimulation procedures.

James Lock, MD
Eric Rothernberg, MD Professor and Professor, by Courtesy, of Pediatrics

Dr. James Lock is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Director of the Stanford Adolescent Eating Disorder program. 

Event Organizers and Moderators

Alister Sharp

Hi! I'm interested in psychopathology, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, and cognitive neuroscience. I'm a junior co-lead of the Stanford Neuroscience Journal Club, and I dance and work in theatre (tech & stage management) for fun.

Pari Goel

My name is Pari Goel and I am a freshman at Duke University. I am plan on majoring in Neuroscience or Psychology and am fascinated with the intersection of the two disciplines. I am especially interested by research of glioblastomas, medical ethics, and mental well-being in adolescents. At Duke, I am currently involved in a medical journal club, write on themes regarding body image and positivity through The Body Banter Organization, and recently joined COOP, an all-female empowerment magazine. I hope to find more opportunities to gain lab experience and expand my knowledge about the field of Science. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends, read, bake, and try new food. 

Riley Carolan

Hi! My name is Riley Carolan and I am interested in cognitive neuroscience and psychology! I am a junior leader of the neuroscience journal club. Outside of the club, I play volleyball and do mental health advocacy work as a youth board member of SafeSpace, a nonprofit based in Menlo Park.