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Programs for High School Students in Neuroscience and Mental Health

Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee

The 16th Annual Central Massachusetts Regional Brain Bee was held on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Congratulations to this year's winner, Ananya Kumar from Hopkinton High School.   Get more information about The Brain Bee @

High School Summer Internship Program   

Regrettably due to the COVID-19 outbreak and need for social distance, we will not be able to hold the 2022 Neuroscience and Mental Health Summer Internship Program.  The safety of our students, faculty, and program participants are of the utmost importance.  We recognize that this is a highly anticipated program and hope to resume our usual programming in the summer of 2023.  Thanks for your understanding.

The Neuroscience and Mental Health Summer Internship is an opportunity for high school students to gain a short, but educational glimpse into different aspects of the medical field. Students will be exposed to varying aspects of mental health work. Individually assigned to a participating UMass faculty advisor, the hope is that each student will be able to learn about the profession they eventually want to pursue. On a daily basis, each student will shadow his or her faculty advisor and several times a week, students will come together for organized workshops and guest speaker luncheons. Faculty advisors from last year's program included surgeons, researchers, and clinicians.

The application process is on Hold. Stay tuned for more details to come.