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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I join?

The Grey Matter Project and its leadership are enthusiastic about providing the best possible introduction to the neurosciences to high school learners. We link students to top-tier faculty and providers at a world-class institution for lectures, career panels, and more. Our goal is to give you and your club a window into the wonderful world of neuroscience and take the pressure off your club advisors by providing all of the educational materials at no cost. We want students to walk away with a passion for neuroscience, just like ours.

Does it cost anything to join?

No. The Grey Matter Project is free for any club to join, and all lectures, panels, and online resources are provided at no charge. Some activities may require inexpensive, local resources that will be covered by the local chapters, but the activities are specifically designed to be done with a very limited or no budget.

When are club events?

Lectures and career panels take place 7 – 8 p.m. EST. This is subject to change in order to accommodate clubs from all time zones. Lectures and panels are also recorded (unless content is protected by HIPAA) and shared with club members, but we strongly encourage Zoom participation if you are able.

What if I am interested but don’t have a club?

Any individual high school student is welcome to join. Many interested students start clubs at their schools when one is not already in place (you would be surprised at how much interest there may be!). If this is not possible, some of the activities may be difficult without additional students, but you are still welcome to participate to any extent that you wish.

What if I am homeschooled?

Please join! You do not need to be at a school in order to join. Grab a few friends and join us! (also see “What if I am interested but don’t have a club?”).


Is it ok to join mid-year?

Yes, absolutely! We do cover more basic topics in the beginning of the year, but you can join at any time, and you will definitely get something out of it.

What if my club is not able to afford the resources that are required to complete an activity?

If this is the case, please email We want everyone to get the most out of The Grey Matter Project and we have limited funds to accommodate the needs of those clubs in lower socioeconomic positions.