MIT BrainTrust is part of a larger organization called Synapse National, which is a national organization helping spread the BrainTrust model and mission to other universities. Synapse was established a little over a year ago, and now has chapters at MIT, Stanford, UPenn, UCLA, Oregon State University, and the University of Washington. You can find more information about Synapse National at synapsenational.org.
If this sounds interesting to you and you wish to start a Synapse chapter at your university, apply at tinyurl.com/applysynapse by Friday, November 17 at 11:59pm PST.
Our next event will be Halloween Pumpkin Decoration!
Date: Sunday, Oct. 29th
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Meet INSIDE of the MIT Student Center Dunkin’ Donuts
(84 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139)
We will then walk over to the room together
If you arrive late, we will be in Building 1 Room 150
Contact: Yu-Na Lee (Phone #: 603-717-8871)
Please call if you have trouble finding us!
Snacks will be provided by BrainTrust Exec
We hope to see you there!
What: MIT Symphony Orchestra Concert*
When: this Friday, October 13th from 8pm-10pm
Where: we will meet inside Kresge Auditorium at 7:40pm
*If you are a brain injury individual, you should receive further details about tickets from your student buddy
We will be having a lecture panel with General Peter Chiarelli next Monday, October 2 from 6-8pm in 5-134. Dinner will be provided!
Do you want to be more involved in community outreach?
The application to become a BrainTrust Buddy is due this Sunday, September 24 at midnight. Apply here!
MIT BrainTrust, part of the growing national organization Synapse, is a student-run service organization whose primary aim is to serve individuals with brain injuries in the Greater Boston area. To support these individuals, we organize a variety of events such as social gatherings (ex: trips to the Museum of Fine Arts, picnics at MIT) and technology help sessions. We also have a unique buddy program, where we directly pair students and individuals with brain injuries in order to provide these individuals with further guidance, immediate advice, and friendship. Furthermore, we strive to educate the community about brain-related disorders through panel lectures featuring physicians, researchers, and patients; discussion panels; and brain injury awareness booths.
Learn more about BrainTrust and being a buddy this Thursday, September 21 at 7pm in 1-375.