Brown University houses a number of summer programs that provide research opportunities to Brown undergraduates as well as those students at other institutions of higher learning. The two largest programs are the Karen T. Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards (UTRAs) that fund collaborative projects between students and Brown professors and the Leadership Alliance that sponsors about 15-20 undergraduates from other universities. BP-ENDURE students would be housed in the same locale as Leadership Alliance and UTRA students, thereby being part of a vibrant socially supportive group. For 10 weeks, students will conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor from the Brown University Department of Neuroscience. Students will be involved in all phases of the research process, from experimental design to data analysis and communication of results. BP-ENDURE students will also meet regularly for neuroscience seminars where they will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and graduate students. Each BP-ENDURE student will also be paired with a graduate student in the Neuroscience Graduate Program for peer mentoring. At the conclusion of their research experience, BP-ENDURE students will present their research in poster form at the annual summer undergraduate research poster symposium for all students working in the biological sciences.