Mensa has three stated purposes:
- To identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity.
- To encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence
- To promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.
Mensa, the high IQ society, provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members. There are members in more than 100 countries around the world. With more than 100,000 members around the world, over 57,000 members in the United States, the Nebraska-Western Iowa Chapter currently has 216 members.
Activities include the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national and international gatherings; the investigations of members' opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.
The Nebraska-Western Iowa chapter has a weekly Lincoln Trivia Night SIG and monthly Lincoln Poker SIG, Lincoln Game Night SIG, Omaha Dineout SIG and Omaha Trivia SIG. There is also a monthly proctored Mensa qualified exam. For more information about the local events, click on the Event page.
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