LVSfN – Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscientists
In 2009, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) approved a petition to develop a chapter in the Lehigh Valley. The Society for Neuroscience is the largest professional organization committed to the discipline of neuroscience worldwide. The Lehigh Valley SfN Chapter is composed of primarily neuroscience faculty, undergraduates, graduate students, clinicians and interested public. This local chapter is dedicated to fostering a sense of social responsibility and leadership abilities in all Lehigh Valley SfN Chapter undergraduate members as they engage in scholarship and educating the public about the brain and benefits of neuroscience research through Brain Awareness Outreach programs. Our chapter is unique in that we focus our resources in supporting the work of undergraduates. The founding neuroscientists of this chapter are faculty currently working at Moravian College, Cedar Crest College, Muhlenberg College, Lafayette College and Lehigh University.
Each spring, one of the founding colleges of the Lehigh Valley Society for Neuroscience Chapter hosts our undergraduate research conference. This event celebrates the scholarly work of our undergraduates and their faculty mentors in the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology and philosophy of mind. On April 25, 2021 the conference was hosted virtually by the LVSfN-affiliated colleges in the Lehigh Valley of PA. (Information from Moravian College)