Neuroscience Program Retreat
This annual event, organized by the second-year class, takes place in September and serves as an opportunity to welcome incoming graduate students, catch up on the latest scientific progress made by our faculty and student colleagues, and test ourselves on Neuroscience Trivia.
A seminar series, hosted by students, and intended to bring together the entire neuroscience community to hear from local, national and international researchers on their latest findings. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Our annual Student Research Symposium is traditionally organized by the third year students. Six to eight senior students, who are getting close to completing their dissertation, are asked to speak. This provides a good opportunity for the senior students to practice discussing their research before an audience and for our third year students to practice organizing a symposium, which are both activities that they will be doing throughout their career.
Posters ‘N’ Pints
As part of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience interview process, we host an event called Posters ‘n’ Pints. We’ve found that the poster event is a great venue for our prospective students to connect with our faculty members, particularly those who might not be available during the formal interview schedule period. This is a fun event where faculty, current students and prospective students can meet in a relaxed atmosphere, have a pint and discuss research.
Brain Awareness Week Open House
Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a nationwide effort organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience to promote the public and personal benefits of brain research. The official week for the last BAW was March 14-29, 2016, but any week is a good time to get involved.