Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty of Neuroscience. In our chapter at the University of Virginia, we connect our members with pre-professional resources for a future career in neuroscience and promote engagement in neuroscience in the Charlottesville community.
UVA Parents Program recently awarded the UVA chapter of the Nu Rho Psi National Neuroscience Honor Society with $2,296.00 for their outreach project. With the additional support from UVA Student Council, our local Nu Rho Psi chapter will host Peabody School for a Spring neuroscience field trip to UVA.
Special thanks to the Treasurer of Nu Rho Psi, Jason Borst (Class 2024, Cog Sci major), who applied for these funds. Our local chapter was founded by Isabelle Witteveen (Class of 2020) and Sakar Budhathoki (Class of 2020) in 2020. Prof Xiaorong Liu has been serving as the faculty adviser since 2019. The current executive team of Nu Rho Psi, Ashley Ban (Class of 2023, Cog Sci major), Kathryn Chung (Class of 2024, Neurosci major), Joelle Nilak (Class of 2023, Neurosci major), Hannah Tuma (Class of 2023, Cog Sci and Computer Science major), and Abhi Verma (Class of 2024, Neurosci major) are extremely grateful for these funds to promote this organization and its students at UVA and beyond.