BrainSTEM Ideathon

Thank You!

Thank you to those who participated in the 2020 IYNA x Simply Neuroscience BrainSTEM Summit! We look forward to future collaborations.

Our Program

A collaboration between the International Youth Neuroscience Association and Simply Neuroscience, the International Youth BrainSTEM Summit is a virtual, 3-day neuroscience-themed ideathon open to two age categories 13-17 and 18-22. Participants will form a team of 2-4 students in their age bracket (13-17 or 18-22) and pick one of 5 categories: ethics, engineering, neuroeconomics, health/public health, or research, each of which will have specific challenges that will be revealed during the competition's opening ceremony on July 31st.

Students will have approximately 48 hours to develop their project and will then present their solution via Zoom to a panel of judges composed of undergraduate students and experts/professionals in their respective category. Throughout the competition, students will be introduced to the wonders of the field of neuroscience and its intersections with other fields in STEM and the humanities while gaining real-world experience with international collaboration, interdisciplinary design thinking, and the necessary skills to bring innovative ideas to life.

You can stay updated about this event and more by following the IYNA on instagram @iyna_official and Simply Neuroscience @simplyneuroscience. If you have any questions, please email

Additional details will be released as the event date approaches!