Taking advantage of the virtual nature of the times, neuroSC intends to stimulate an interest in college as well as an educational path leading to a career in neuroscience.


neuroSC is an 8 week volunteer-taught online course for high school students. Course topics range from basic brain anatomy to artificial intelligence. 


Wednesdays at 4 pm until 6 pm starting on January 27 via WebEx


Over the course of 8 weeks, students will be able to:

  • Get paired with undergraduate, graduate or medical students​​ to learn more about life after high school

  • Connect with like minded students across the state

  • Learn more about the brain, mental health, and more! 

We would like to voice our gratitude to the Dana Foundation for awarding a Brain Awareness Week grant to help fund neuroSC and the South Carolina Brain Bee! We are most appreciative for this funding that helped bring neuroSC and Brain Bee to South Carolina for the very first time!  



Meet the coordinators


Dr. Sarah "Kitty" Tryon

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

A native of Columbia, SC, Dr.Tryon grew up in the Palmetto State and pursued her Bachelor of Science degree from Furman University in Neuroscience (and German Studies), where she also played on the Furman Women's Soccer Team (go Paladins!). After Furman, she spent some time in Germany on a Fulbright Grant.  It was in Germany where she became involved in the International Brain Bee, having assisted with the 2013 and 2014 German National Brain Bee competitions.  After her Fulbright, she returned to the U.S. to earn her PhD in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina, where she founded the Graduate Association for Brain Awareness (GABA).  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Neuroscience researching the neural mechanisms underlying fear and emotional disorders.  Having assisted with the 2014 International Brain Bee and the 2015 USA National Brain Bee, she is more than excited to bring neuroscience education and competition to South Carolina high school students through neuroSC and the South Carolina Brain Bee!

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Dabriel Zimmerman

Senior Undergraduate Student

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Amanda Manea

Sophomore Undergraduate Student

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Public Relations Team

Leads: Karinne Cobb and Kyle Omondi

Ally Hall

Abby Weitkamp

Maya Youssef

Fatima Jatoi

Academic Team

Leads: Amanda Manea, Nick Maxwell, and Courtney Buchanan

Mansi Verma

Fatima Jatoi

Kelsie Kahl

Sarah Mott

Administrative Team

Leads: Dabriel Zimmerman

Gabby Gee

Samuel Adkins

Ryan Shriver