Neuromatch Academy: Teaching Computational Neuroscience with Global Accessibility

Neuromatch Academy (NMA)

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Neuromatch Academy (NMA) designed and ran a fully online 3-week Computational Neuroscience Summer School for 1757 students with 191 teaching assistants (TAs) working in virtual inverted (or flipped) classrooms and on small group projects. Fourteen languages, active community management, and low cost allowed for an unprecedented level of inclusivity and universal accessibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-538
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We at NMA are grateful to all of the many volunteers who helped make the inaugural NMA in July 2020 a success. A list of NMA personnel and their roles and contributions can be found at We are grateful to our evaluation team: Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang and Pascal Kropf who kindly provided us with Figure 1B. We are also grateful to our financial sponsors and global partners: Facebook Reality Labs, the Kavli Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Google DeepMind, the Templeton World Charity Foundation, IEEE Brain, the Wellcome Foundation, the Gatsby Foundation, the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute, Bernstein Computational Neuroscience Network, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania MindCore, the University of Minnesota, the Columbia University Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, Pennsylvania State University, University of California Irvine, Queen's University, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus, the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility, the Sainsbury Wellcome Center, Rice University, the University of Washington Center for Neuroengineering, Weill Neurohub, Baylor College of Medicine, and the countless small donations of time, money, effort, and love from our friends and colleagues around the world.

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  • Python coding
  • accessibility
  • computational neuroscience
  • data science
  • education
  • inclusivity

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