The Boston Leadership Institute is an award-winning summer program for high-achieving teens. Since 2011, BLI has provided unique, engaging, and valuable opportunities to thousands of students from around the United States and the world. Led by highly qualified and decorated teachers and professors from the Boston area, the BLI lineup now covers Healthcare. The subject matter is challenging and exciting, and students gain important credentials to include on college applications...(more)
- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Provided By: Independent Provider
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Biology, Neuroscience
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Career Clusters: Health Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Credit Awarded: No
- Call: (781) 431-2514
Students will cover the human neural systems, provide a detailed look at the pathways and components of the visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and somatosensory systems. The program will also cover the higher order processes and functions such as learning and memory, emotion, drugs and addiction, stress and sleep. Neuroscience is always one of our most popular programs!
Did you know that the brain weighs only three pounds, but uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe and is more powerful than any computer on the planet?
This program will cover neurobiology and neurochemistry, focusing on the components of neurons, transmission of signals and impulses, and different types of signaling molecules involved in the nervous system. Additionally, we’ll provide a detailed look at the pathways and components of the visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, and somatosensory systems, then moving on to higher order processes and functions such as learning and memory, emotion, drugs and addiction, stress, and sleep.
This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.
Cost and Session Information
July 17-August 4, 2023 | Gann/Bentley
"I enjoyed learning about many different topics and gaining a wide breath of the many areas of neuroscience. We went into depth about many different topics that are very relevant to the research being done in the real world, which was very interesting to learn."- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
"The program helped me gain a deeper understanding of the essential components of Neuroscience. I enjoyed it because the morning lectures were packed with useful information and the evening labs allowed me to apply what I learned. The teacher was really knowledgeable of the subject and can instill a love of learning."- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
"The program has been an amazing experience! The teacher, Jim Bohnslav has been an influential, and inspirational figure. He has inspired me to definitely go into Neurology... The program itself is great but Jim takes it to a whole other level! The program was very interactive and the information was concise and meaningful. I learned a lot here that I would find nowhere else. It has been a great learning experience and enjoyed it greatly."- Student Comment - August 2, 2019
"I loved both the program and teacher. The program was packed with content, yet still paced well, and the labs/field trips were interactive and educational. Mr. Hoe is also one of the best teachers I've ever had and the mix of education and humor in his teaching style made is so much better."- Student Comment - August 3, 2018
"I had a great experience with the neuroscience aspect of this program, as well as the teacher. He was informative, taught well and was approachable with any question possible. I think that I learned so much thanks to the way the course was designed, with practicals, a research project, and lectures all combined."- Student Comment - August 3, 2018
"Neuroscience was a really great experience and I learned a lot these past three weeks. Mr. Hoe was very informative, engaging and respectful. The field trips made the program even better because we got to see what we had learned in the classroom in real life."- Student Comment - August 3, 2018
'I found the neuroscience program to be intriguing, fascinating and definitely worth every minute. One thing about this program that made it so engaging was the teacher. Mr. Hoe was exciting and interesting to listen to and he definitely made these three weeks an enjoyable experience.'- Student Comment - August 4, 2017
'The neuroscience program covered the basics of brain anatomy, as well as the somatosensory system and neurological disorders. Mr. Hoe was engaging and open to answering our questions. I enjoyed our field trips to the Boston Children's Hospital and the VA Hospital because they gave insight into different neuroscience fields.'- Student Comment - August 4, 2017
'Neuroscience was already an interesting topic to me but taking the neuroscience course in the program interested me more. It was the perfect pace and Mr. Hoe explained different concepts very well. Usually I don't retain knowledge from HS courses(long term) but because what we learned was made interesting and hands-on, I will be able to use this knowledge in the future for many things. '- Student Comment - August 5, 2016
'Mr. Hoe is a wonderful teacher. I'm glad I chose the neuroscience program because I was able to have Mr. Hoe's assistance on my independent project and to learn many new and exciting things about the brain. He is not only a great teacher, but also a very funny person.'- Student Comment - August 5, 2016