[visionlist] Carnegie Mellon - University of Pittsburgh Joint Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Neuroscience
matt at smithlab.net
Fri Dec 21 18:05:00 -05 2018
Undergraduates interested in receiving research training in computational
neuroscience are encouraged to apply to an NIH-sponsored summer program at
the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) in Pittsburgh, PA. The
CNBC is a joint interdisciplinary program of Carnegie Mellon University and
the University of Pittsburgh.
Starting in late May or early June each year, a select group of talented
undergraduates will embark on a 10-week residential program that provides
intensive, mentored research experiences in computational and theoretical
neuroscience. Admitted students will receive a stipend and university
The core of the program is the opportunity to carry out an individual
mentored research project working closely with a faculty mentor. Other
aspects of the scientific program include: faculty research talks, student
presentations and discussion of articles from the scientific literature,
presentations on career options and scientific ethics, and a concluding
symposium in which students present their research.
This program is intended for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. after
graduation. Any undergraduate may apply, but we are especially interested
in attracting students with strong quantitative backgrounds. Many of our
trainees are from colleges and universities that do not have extensive
research programs, but all must be United States citizens or permanent
residents, must be enrolled at a 4-year accredited institution, and must be
in their sophomore or junior year at the time of application. CNBC is
dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all
students and we encourage applications from women, under-represented
minorities, and individuals with disabilities.
Additional information and the application can be found *here
a showcase of scheduled speakers for each of the summer uPNC 2018
and summer uPNC 2017
research is also available.
*Application Receipt Deadline: February 15, 2019*
Please encourage your computationally oriented undergraduates to apply!
Matthew A. Smith, PhD
Departments of Ophthalmology and Bioengineering and
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
University of Pittsburgh
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