NSF Neuroscience REU – A distributed network of neuroscience scholars

Title 
NSF Neuroscience REU – A distributed network of neuroscience scholars
Institution 
College of Wooster, Kenyon College, Earlham College
Institution Type 
Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
City 
Wooster, OH, Gambier, OH, Richmond, IN
State 
OH, IN
Field 
Neuroscience
Start Date 
May 15, 2018
End Date 
July 14, 2018
Stipend 
$4950
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
March 2, 2018
Description 
This REU unites the successful neuroscience undergraduate research programs of three predominately undergraduate institutions in Northern Ohio and Eastern Indiana. The REU consists of research teams from each institution, with no more than a 2:1 REU student to faculty ratio for a nine-week summer REU. Each group will focus on a separate research project from a faculty mentor’s area of expertise. Participants will work on challenging, authentic research questions and learn methods, skills and content to succeed in their research endeavors at their home institutions. In addition, during biweekly consortium meetings, participants will learn methods, skills and content on research methods being used at the partner institutions. Participants will also engage in discussion on their projects, learn about the progress of their peers, network with other students, hear about career opportunities in academe and industry, develop ethical and responsible research conduct strategies and improve CV, cover letter and interview skills during the weekly consortium meetings that will bring the research groups together in-person and virtually. Students will present their findings at a research symposium at the conclusion of the program.
Qualifications 
Participants must be US citizens or permanent residents
Contact 
Amy Jo Stavnezer
URL 
https://nsfreuneuroscience.voices.wooster.edu/about/
Email 
ajstavnezer@wooster.edu
Number of Participants 
16
Housing Provided 
yes
Housing Cost 
students can choose to live on campus, paid out of subsistence
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
For food and housing expenses, aprox. $1400