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The Brooklyn College Neuroscience REU Program

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Academic Level:
Undergraduate Students

The Brooklyn College Neuroscience REU Program provides students the opportunity to immerse in rich and innovative mentored research experiences in clinical, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. The 15-week program aims to engage students in: 1) comprehensive laboratory research; 2) scholarly didactics; 3) research ethics training; and 4) professional research dissemination (all projects will culminate in a first-authored research poster at Brooklyn College annual, campus-wide Science Day). Potential mentored research projects may encompass, but are not limited to, the following topics: neuropharmacology of learned flavor preferences, neural and cognitive underpinnings of memory and language disorders, identification of biological markers for criminal behavior and schizophrenia, scientific nature of creativity, cortical systems that mediate visual perception, mechanisms of associative learning, and the mechanisms underlying steroid-induced neural plasticity and sex differences in brain and behavior.

The Neuroscience REU Program selects twelve students each year. Students receive a stipend of $3100 to support their hours of lab research and to cover travel, project materials, general academic supplies, and books. The stipend is not intended to cover housing, as our program is open only to undergraduates currently enrolled in a public college or university in the New York metropolitan area.

To be eligible to apply, each student must be able to fulfill all of the following requirements by the start of the REU program:

be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen permanent resident

be enrolled as a full-time student at a public college or university in the New York metropolitan area (including SUNY programs and institutions in New Jersey), leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree

have completed the following courses: introductory psychology; biological psychology, neuropsychology, or physiological psychology; and experimental psychology or research methods (or an equivalent)

have at least sophomore standing (i.e., completed 24 college credits)

have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher

have at least one semester of undergraduate school remaining before graduation

Although all eligible students are welcome to apply, we especially encourage applications from students who are members of underrepresented groups in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, which include but are not limited to:

students who are racial/ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, women, and veterans

students who have experienced educational or economic disadvantage or other personal circumstances that may have impeded their transition to the next stage of training towards a science career.
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Participating Institution(s):
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City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
General Medical & Life Sciences
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Neuroscience
Brain Science
Cognitive & Neural Systems
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cognitive Psychology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 12/5/2017
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