New York University
Students will conduct research with a faculty mentor as part of a summer undergraduate research program hosted by NYU’s Center for Neural Science. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. For 10 weeks, students conduct a research project under the direction of his or her research mentor. Students are involved in all phases of the research process, from experimental design to data analysis and communication of results. In addition to the research experience, students meet regularly for neuroscience seminars at which faculty and graduate students of the NYU research community from the downtown Washington Square Campus and the NYU School of Medicine present summaries of their work and of their career paths, and summer students discuss their own projects. At the end of the program, students prepare an abstract, write a journal-style report on their work, and give a 20-minute oral presentation at a special summer research conference.