Welcome to Grey Matters Journal Operations! Grey Matters runs a wide variety of events, including EWN, Dawg Daze, and two new events this year: a cultural showcase and a haunted house!

Below are the opportunities to get involved with regular operations teams (e.g. content creation, diversity & outreach, social media, marketing, tech, etc.), as well as teams specific to our events.

Events

This summer, Grey Matters is planning a variety of events to prepare for Fall recruitment and activities. Please consider helping out if you're interested in any of the below!

An Evening with Neuroscience 2024 Committee Applications

AN EVENING WITH NEUROSCIENCE is Grey Matters' biggest event of the year and we therefore need to begin planning early! Get involved with this enormous planning process and help make EWN possible by applying for an EWN 2024 Committee role. Roles include day-of coordinators, pre-panel event coordinators, and interview, marketing, outreach, tech, art, and content creation teams. Applications are due at midnight on November 19th. We cannot wait to see your submissions!
EWN Planning Committee applications are currently closed. Please look out for Day-Of Volunteer applications to be involved with EWN 2024. Hope to see you at the event!

Marketing Team

Marketing team works to secure product and monetary sponsorships, collate email lists to advertise our events at UW and beyond, and spread the word about Grey Matters opportunities and fundraisers.

Marketing team applications are currently closed. Please check back later for updates!

Social Media Team

The SMT assists the Social Media Director with the management of Grey Matters' social media presence. This includes content production, platform maintenance, and promotional activities. Together with the Social Media Director, this role will allow the daily activities on the social media accounts to operate smoothly. The SMT will become more familiar with popular social media platforms, such as Instagram and LinkedIn, by designing content for our hundreds of followers.

Applications are currently closed. Please check back later for updates!

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Podcast

Podcasts have become more and more popular in recent years as a great way to learn while occupied with other tasks; Grey Matters is excited to be a part of this new wave! Additionally, we aim to be as accessible as possible, and a recorded format improves the listening experience for people with disabilities.

Podcasts will primarily be targeted toward reading aloud articles we've produced, and we'll have production groups for them similar to the way we have them for articles. The following positions are open in podcast production groups:

  • Narrators are the voice of the podcast! We just need you for a couple of hours to record and you're all set!
  • Editors process the audio after recording to filter out background noise, stitch in clips, and add in some music!
  • Both narrators AND editors have a role in talking on the podcast! It's a great opportunity to add your voice and creativity. You are not limited to one role.

Podcast applications are located here and will close on January 12th at 11:59 pm.

There is also an exciting new collaboration in the works! Together with CoNect, Grey Matters is heading a "Neural Network" podcast that interviews professionals working in various computational neuroscience or neural engineering concentrations. Here is an exciting chance to delve into contemporary technologies that are revolutionizing the field of neuroscience, and learn firsthand from scientists and engineers that pioneer these technologies.

Podcast applications are currently closed. Please check back later for updates!

Tech Team

The tech team works on implementing features into the Grey Matters website to improve accessibility, navigation, and design across the entire website.

No experience of any kind is required! Grey Matters is above all else a mentoring organization, and much of what we do will involve teaching you the skills necessary for your chosen role, whether that is user experience (UX) design, research, or the programming languages you've been dying to learn.

Each position meets every week or two weeks and is responsible for checking in with their project progress. Below is what's available!

  • UX Designer: Responsible for creating low to mid quality designs, come up with webpage layouts, bring new ideas for webpage features
  • UX Researcher: Responsible for holding interviews with users to get feedback about the Grey Matters website, creating surveys to gather user information, conduct Grey Matters website user testing
  • Front-End Developer: Responsible for coding out features in HTML/CSS/Javascript, learn Handlebars and bootstrap frameworks, push/pull code from GitHub

Apply Here!

Content Team

Love talking about scientific myths? Passionate follower of viral trends? Born to be in front of the camera? Having endless questions about how our brain works but never had the chance to find the answer? Well, Grey Matters YouTube Team is the right place for you!

As a relatively young branch of Grey Matters, the YouTube Team is dedicated to creating accessible, educational, and most importantly fun neuroscience content including neuro art, professional Q&As, college life hacks, and so much more. We also work closely with other branches of the community such as production and our annual Evening with Neuroscience event, where we connect with neurosurgeons and professors, as well as providing opportunities for our journal authors to present their work as a short film.

Just like all other teams in Grey Matters, we value mentorship the most. Winter 2024 marks the launch of CONTENT+ Workshop sessions where new members get trained for essential video editing skills. Those workshops are open to everyone in Grey Matters, and everything is offered for free!

However, video editing isn't everything in content creation. There are endless ways to get involved in the team. Being a part of our staff group will take you on a journey to become a successful content creator and proud cinematography enthusiast - seeing your own work become viral on the internet is an awesome experience! If you prefer to be an active brainstormer of the community, contribute your ideas for our future videos in our IDEA-HUB! The most popular topics will be chosen, and you'll be the director!

To apply, you must be a current UW undergraduate student and available to attend weekly meetings all quarter.
Experience Requirements: NONE!

Applications are due Wednesday, February 14th at 11:59pm and can be found here
Accepted applicants for staff will be contacted about meeting schedule and time for first meeting (mandatory).

If you have any questions, please email us at thalamus@greymattersjournal.org!