[Comp-neuro] 2012 Undergraduate Summer Program in Computational Neuroscience at UPenn

Jessica Marcus jmarcus at seas.upenn.edu
Tue Jan 17 20:59:27 CET 2012

2012 Summer Program in Computational Neuroscience
at the University of Pennsylvania
June 11 - August 24, 2012

Applications now available online at:

Application deadline is March 1, 2012!


Program Description:

Applications are invited for an intensive hands-on summer program to
introduce undergraduate students to the principles and techniques of
computational neuroscience. The summer program will be directed by Dr.
Vijay Balasubramanian of the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Joshua
Jacobs of Drexel University, in collaboration with Neuroscience faculty
from Penn and allied institutions.

An initial short course will introduce students to the basic methods of
using computational techniques to model and analyze neuronal activity.
After the course, students will conduct laboratory research under
faculty supervision. Lectures and chalk talks will continue throughout
the summer during the Summer Seminar Series, and participants present
their research at a Symposium at the close of the program. The goal of
the program is to foster training that integrates experimental and
theoretical approaches to understanding neural function.

All undergraduates with an interest in Computational Neuroscience are
encouraged to apply. Students seeking an introduction to more
quantitative approaches and greater exposure to Neuroscience are
encouraged to apply, regardless of background. All currently enrolled
undergraduate students are eligible for our Summer Program, including
currently enrolled seniors and international students. *Note: if
admitted, international students will be required to obtain the J1 visa
in order to participate in our paid program.

Housing is available, if needed, on the Penn campus. A $4,000 stipend
will be provided to all participants for living expenses, including housing.

Please see our website for program information, including application
instructions and a link to the application:


The application deadline is March 1, 2012; admission is on a rolling

Questions? Contact us at: compneurosci at psych.upenn.edu

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