Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Max Planck

Education Outreach

Enriching science education is an important component of the Max Planck Society philosophy around the world. The Max Planck Florida Institute is committed to offering programs and activities to enhance interest in and foster understanding of bioscience research at all levels of education.

Initial education outreach programs include:

  • Summer Research Internships
    • Open to Palm Beach County high school students
    • Immersive laboratory experience working with Max Planck scientists
  • Max Planck Florida Institute Brain Bee Competition
    • The competition is open to high school students in grades 9-12
    • Similar to a spelling bee, students in the competition must answer a series of questions based on the book "Brain Facts" published by the Society for Neuroscience
    • Some of the topics covered include memory, intelligence, stress, emotions, and brain disorders
    • The winner of MPFI's Brain Bee will receive exciting prizes and be eligible to compete in the 2015 National Brain Bee.
  • Neuroscience Saturdays (In collaboration with Scripps Florida)
    • New program for Title 1 high schools in Palm Beach County
    • Join Max Planck and Scripps scientists on the Scripps Florida campus
    • Learn about the brain, how it works and cutting edge research in neuroscience
    • Scheduled to launch soon!
  • Science Career Panel – Meet and talk with MPFI researchers and learn how and why they became scientists.

We look forward to expanding education outreach programs as the Max Planck Florida Institute continues to grow.


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Contact Information

Dr. Ana Fiallos
Head of Education Outreach

Max Planck Florida Institute
One Max Planck Way
Jupiter, FL 33458
(561) 972-9026

Programs Offered

Summer Research Internships
A six-week internship working in the laboratory with Max Planck Florida scientists. Offered to high school juniors and seniors. (grades 11-12)

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