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MindCORE supports a variety of public programs on and off campus to engage the academic community and the public with our research.


Our outreach goals include:

  • Enhance public understanding of human intelligence and behavior;
  • Broaden participation of young scientists from groups typically underrepresented in cognitive and brain science;
  • Inform policy-making across governmental levels with insights about human behavior and decision making;
  • Support and encourage faculty and young investigator outreach initiatives in our community; and
  • Inspire the next generation of explorers of the mind.

MindCORE Seminar Series

A weekly seminar series on campus committed to bridging disciplines studying the mind. Join us Fridays at Noon in the SAlL Room of Levin for pizza and science!

Behind the CV: Stories from Faculty

Behind the CV: Stories from Faculty (a “Growing Up in Science” Event) is an event series about becoming and being a scientist. Faculty share their stories with a focus on the unspoken challenges of a life in academia.

MindCORE Outreach Library

We maintain a collection of exhibits, demonstrations, and educational tools to be used for scientific outreach by the Penn and Philadelphia communities

Interviews with Scientists

We interview our weekly seminar speakers and post excerpts here–read about their journeys in the field, their research, and their advice!

Pop-Up Labs

MindCORE scientists create temporary labs in public spaces where community members can learn about and participate in the scientific process of discovery

Need a Scientist?

MindCORE faculty and affiliates are available to meet with different audiences to explain our emerging understanding of how the mind works, including as part of formal lecture series, participating in local science festivals and events, and partnering with local museum and schools.

We are available to cater to the different needs and interests of educators, the media, community partners and the general public. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop or have a guest speaker come to your institution please contact us.


Other seminars and talks related to mind and brain on campus:


UPenn Partners & Resources for Science Education