University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Project NEURON
Novel Education for Understanding Research on Neuroscience

Project NEURON was an active NIH-SEPA project from 2009 to 2015. This website has been archived to provide access to resources and materials. For updates and more information on related projects, please visit ImpactSciEd or e-mail us directly at

Project NEURON's core mission was to develop middle and high school science curriculum materials that emphasized inquiry and active learning. Our units address science education standards, including the Next Generation Science Standards, within the context of biology research performed on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus.

The curriculum materials were designed in an iterative process, tested by a dedicated group of teachers, and aligned to current science research. We provided professional development opportunities and disseminated our materials through publications and workshops at national conferences.

News and Events

November 23, 2021

We are excited to announce that we have successfully moved all of our curriculum to Google Drive. This means that you will no longer have to log into the site to access our materials.

April 20, 2016

We had a great time this year at NARST, seeing old friends, making new connections, and engaging in a lot of interesting conversations! Thanks to everyone who came by to see our posters. Our posters are now online, which you can access at the links below:

March 7, 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended our workshops this year at the National Science Teachers Association conference! Our session materials are now available online.